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Numerical simulation data of building integrated solar thermal collectors under diverse conditions

Georgiou Loucas, Souliotis Manolis, Papaefthymiou Spyridon, Fokaides, Paris A., 1977-

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Year 2021
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation L. Georgiou, M. Souliotis, S. Papaefthimiou, P. A. Fokaides, “Numerical simulation data of building integrated solar thermal collectors under diverse conditions,” Data Brief, vol. 39, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107470.
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This dataset presents the thermal performance of building-integrated flat solar collectors with a uniform and multiple riser structure. The input data of the numerical model were obtained with the use of the PVGIS tool. Solar radiation and ambient temperature values at slopes 0°, 45°, and 90° were extracted and used as boundary conditions. Numerical calculations were carried using Finite Element (FE) analysis. Three-dimensional transient models were developed to calculate the investigated configurations’ thermal performance based on the environmental temperature, the solar radiation, and the inclination angle. The numerical model was validated with the use of an experimental data set showing a good agreement between the two models with RMSE of 5%. Data of hourly heat flux through the building masonry with the building-integrated solar collector and the average fluid temperature of each system is presented.

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