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Title: The conflation of building simulation (BS) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the prediction of thermal performance of facade for naturally ventilated residential buildings in Singapore
Authors: WANG LIPING
Keywords: Coupling program, CFD, Building simulation, Natural ventilation, Thermal comfort
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2007
Source: WANG LIPING (2007-07-01). The conflation of building simulation (BS) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the prediction of thermal performance of facade for naturally ventilated residential buildings in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: To improve evaluation quality of thermal comfort in buildings and provide facade design guidelines for naturally ventilated buildings, a program with text-mode interface that coupled the computational fluid dynamics (FLUENT) and building simulation program (ESP-r) for long term natural ventilation prediction was developed. Different coupling strategies, including pressure boundary conditions and velocity boundary conditions, have been investigated to provide better prediction of natural ventilation. The coupling program was validated by a series of validation studies, including single zone cases, multi-zone cases, and field measurement studies. The results shows that the coupled simulation can produce much better results than building simulation alone, especially in the aspect of indoor air velocity prediction. Parametric facade design studies were carried out to provide facade design guidelines for naturally ventilated buildings in Singapore and the benefits of this coupling program were highlighted.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16134
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