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Design and optimization of a winter greenhouse for the Leh-type climate

Authors
Journal
Energy Conversion and Management
0196-8904
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0196-8904(86)90034-8
Disciplines
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract This communication presents a design and mathematical model for a winter greenhouse at Leh, Jammu and Kashmir in India. In this part of the country, the ambient air temperature, in winter, dips down to −30°C and goes up to a maximum of about 25°C in summer. Growing vegetation is difficult in this climate. Since the transportation of vegetables and other articles, to this place, is a problem, greenhouses are essential for the growth of vegetables. Here greenhouses are possible because solar insolation is available for almost 11 months of the year. Numerical calculations show that a glass wall on the south side and an insulated wall and roof on the north side give good results.

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