Moustafa Al-Damook

Moustafa Al-Damook
University of Anbar · Department of Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Research topics:Photovoltaic; Hybrid PV/T systems, Computational thermo-fluids; Conjugate heat transfer. Solar air systems, Optimazation Solar systems.

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Publications (17)
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A three-step strategy is presented for the development of an energy efficient hybrid photovoltaic/thermal air system by the combination of experimentally validated computation fluid dynamics and optimal Latin hypercubes design of experiments. The combined thermo-hydraulic and electrical performances of five air flow configurations are examined afte...
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This study aims to evaluate the performance and cooling effectiveness of both photovoltaic (PV) and hybrid PV/Thermal systems under various ambient conditions. Two models, namely, standard PV module subject to ambient conditions without active cooling and a single pass hybrid PV/T air collector, have been designed and simulated using the CFD softwa...
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In this work, the effect of the air inlet velocity and the ambient temperature were studied. Taking a closer look how these parameters will affect the thermal efficiency and the pressure drop within the system. As to achieve that aim, a computer fluid dynamics study was carried out, using COMSOL Multiphysics software. The results displayed a direct...
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Solar air heater has shown a huge interest in the past few years trying to make developments to enhance its overall performance. Such systems are being used in many applications such as crop drying and space heating aiming to get the most benefit of solar energy and to reduce pollution in the environment. Performance of solar air heater is measured...
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This article investigates the impacts of flow configurations on the thermal performance of a solar heater system. Recycled aluminum cans (RACs) have been utilized as turbulators with a double pass single duct solar air collector. The CFD software of COMSOL Multiphysics V5.3a is used to model three designs: Cocurrent (model A), countercurrent (model...
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This paper investigates the impacts of flow configurations on the thermal performance of a solar heater system. Recycled aluminium cans (RAC) have been utilised as turbulators with a double pass single duct solar air collector. The CFD software of COMSOL Multiphysics V5.3a is used to model three designs: co-current (model A), counter-current (model...
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The focus on managing PV panel temperature has undergone a remarkable development in the last two decades. Specifically, in countries with moderate weather temperature and high insolation, the problem of keeping the PV cell temperature in an optimal range has been managed by use of PV/T collectors. In this work, a single pass PV/T collector using l...
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This report focusses on improving the efficiency of a simulated single pass flat plate photovoltaic (PV/T) air collector with double duct design of air flow above and below the incorporated PV module of the collector, which sits on an absorber plate. The ducts are of equal dimensions and the study is carried out under laminar flow regime of Reynold...
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Heat exchanger performance is directly related to flow distribution to the inlet. Maldistribution of flow can cause efficiency drops and in extreme cases can lead to exchanger failure. Commercial aircraft operate almost continuously throughout the year. With this high operation rate of the environmental control system (ECS) the heat exchanger packs...
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A Photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) collector is a co-generation unit with a PV panel and a solar thermal system integrated, so that, both electrical energy and heat are produced simultaneously from the same structure. The main challenge with the collector is removal of heat in an effective way and transferring it thereafter. Currently, the focus for thi...
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This paper presents a design approach for optimizing the conjugated heat transfer system of heatsinks numerically, using ANSYS-Fluent software. The impacts of different fin shapes and layouts on the system heat transfer and fluid flow parameters, mainly pressure and temperature drops, have been investigated. The design of grooved drop-like shape at...
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Three dimensional models simulating heat transfer in a laminar air flow within different solar air heater designs have been modelled in a computational flow dynamics modelling system called Comsol Multiphysics. The main focus of this work was to assess the suitability of Comsol Multiphysics in the modelling of solar air heaters, construct a functio...
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hybrid system ( solar air collectors)
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The thermal and electrical performance of different designs of air based hybrid photovoltaic/thermal collectors is investigated experimentally and theoretically. The circulating air is used to cool PV panels and to collect the absorbed energy to improve their performance. Four different collectors have been designed, manufactured and instrumented n...
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In the present work a comparative study for thermal and electrical performance of different hybrid photovoltaic/thermal collectors designs for Iraq climate conditions have been carried out. Four different types of air based hybrid PV/T collectors have been manufactured and tested. Three collectors consist of four main parts namely, channel duct, gl...

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Hi every one, I am teaching Math for for Engineering field (undergraduate). I have a lot textbooks but need your guide or advice for some books could help me to make lecture note.
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Hi every one,
I am using now Comsol and Fluent, Could you suggest a software for free, which is friendly and easy to use. OpenFoam is too complicated.
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Which is more compatible software for engineering application specifically for solar systems applications. Comsol or fluent in terms of Computational time, Solar modelling and other stuff please
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Could you suggest review artical journal, my speculist is mechanical enginerring, specificaslly in hybrid solar systems. It doesn't matter whether the review article Q1 or Q2. I am struggling in finding a high impact factor and quick publishing