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Computational fluid dynamics in building design: An introduction (FB 69)

Computational fluid dynamics in building design: An introduction (FB 69)

by Richard Chitty and Chunli Cao (15-Sep-2014)


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Book Description

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a powerful tool that is routinely used in fire engineering analysis and the design of buildings. It can be used to simulate different aspects of a building's performance or its impact on the local environment.
This guide gives some of the background to the CFD methodology for non-experts. It discusses the current capabiities and limitations of CFD for building design and gives guidance on best practice, focussing on fire safety, ventilation, thermal comfort and wind movement around buildings.


1 Introduction
2 Computational fluid dynamics explained
2.1 Grids
2.2 Sub-models
2.3 Other models
3 Computational fluid dynamics in use
3.1 Resources
3.2 Analysis of results Building applications
Building applications
4 Fire safety design
4.1 Data input
4.2 Data output
4.3 Post processing
4.4 Modelling assumptions
4.5 Fire investigation
5 Ventilation and thermal comfort
5.1 Defining indoor thermal comfort
6 Wind loading
6.1 Effect of turbulence models in wind loading calculations
6.2 Atmospheric boundary layer 
6.3 Domain size
7 Micro-climate around buildings
7.1 Identification of potential issues
7.2 Wind climate
7.3 Criteria for pedestrian comfort
7.4 0utdoor thermal comfort criteria
Case studies 
8 Case study 1: Fire simulation
8.1 The test scenario
8.2 Setting up the problem
8.3 Simulations
8.4 Summary
9 Case study 2: Natural ventilation
9.1 The building
9.2 The CFD model
9.3 The problem considered
9.4 Summary
10 References

A4, 32pp, 30 drawings, 3 photos

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