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Analysing Poultry Barn’s Energy Requirement and Temperature Distribution Using Numerical Methods

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Heyst, Bill Aly, Mohamed 2020-12-21T16:54:57Z 2020-12-21T16:54:57Z 2020-12 2020-12-10
dc.description.abstract Given the current growing interest in poultry production in Canada, a focus was developed towards providing the optimal thermal comfort and air quality for poultry production facilities. A geothermal heat pump (GHP) system was proposed to allow for a consistent source of heating (winter) and partial cooling (summer) regardless of the ventilation requirement of the facility. The thesis focuses on analysing a poultry barn through developing and performing a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) study for a barn in Woodstock, Ontario. The CFD model was used to analyze the air distribution and velocity within the facility ensuring the birds are within their thermal comfort zone. The CFD simulations showed that, generally, the poultry within the facility are within the thermal comfort temperature range (20˚C-23˚C). However, the air velocity profiles were out of the chicken’s thermal comfort range (1.5 ms-1 – 2 ms-1) due to lower ventilation in the winter, and higher ventilation in the summer seasons. Integrating a GHP system would allow for more heating and higher ventilation rates during the winter as well as cooling and lower ventilation rates in the summer, ensuring the poultry are within the recommended thermal comfort ranges. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Poultry en_US
dc.subject CFD en_US
dc.subject Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Turbulence en_US
dc.subject broiler en_US
dc.title Analysing Poultry Barn’s Energy Requirement and Temperature Distribution Using Numerical Methods en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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