A Discussion on Using Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Services Engineering

Wan Ki Chow

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The application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)for studying indoor air flow induced by mechanical, ventilation and air-conditioning (MVAC) system and fires is discussed. The three key elements in a CFD model of the turbulence modelling, discretization of the conservation equations, and algorithms in solving the velocity-pressure linked equation are outlined. Practical examples on applying CFD are briefly outlined with more detailed discussions on two cases: the simulation of the thermal environment in an electric cable tunnel and the probable environment in a big old high-rise building fire.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999


  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Dynamics
  • Fire
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Modelling
  • Smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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