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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 590943, 28 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/590943
Research Article

Modelling and Simulation for Energy Production Parametric Dependence in Greenhouses

1CIRDER, University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
2DiSAFRi University of Tuscia, Via del Suffragio no.1, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Received 29 January 2010; Revised 30 June 2010; Accepted 19 August 2010

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2010 Maurizio Carlini and Sonia Castellucci. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Greenhouses crops in Italy are made by using prefabricated structures, leaving out the preliminary study of optical and thermal exchanges between the external environment and the greenhouse, dealing with heating and cooling and the effects of air conditioning needed for plant growth. This involves rather significant costs that directs the interest of designers, builders, and farmers in order to seek constructive solutions to optimize the system of such emissions. This work was done by building a model of gases using TRNSYS software, and these gases then have been checked for compliance. The model was constructed considering an example of a prefabricated greenhouse, located in central of Italy. Aspects of the structural components, and thermal and optical properties are analyzed in order to achieve a representation of reality.