Study on the impact of recovery

of climatic facilities on their operation


B. Benazaiz1*, G. Le Palec2, A. Draoui1, Ph. Bournot2

1Laboratoire d’Energétique – Equipe de recherche en Transferts thermiques et Energétique (ETTE)

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Tanger, Maroc.

2 IUSTI, UMR 6595 Technopôle de Château-Gombert, 5 rue Enrico Fermi, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France, Marseille, France.

* Corresponding author. E-mail:

Received: 23 December 2012; revised version accepted: 30 January 2013



     Our research concerns a quantitative study of the heat generated by the different openings in perforated Covers designed to hide the outdoor units of air conditioners. This study was carried out using the FLUENT code and the results obtained were used to analyze the temperature field in covers and define different strategies and combinations for the dimensions of the openings that ensure optimal operation of these units.


Keywords: Climate facility; Temperature; Turbulence; Modeling.

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