Coupling multizone and CFD programs for building contaminant transport simulations

L. Wang, Q. Chen

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Abstract

A multizone model assumes that contaminant distribution in an indoor space is uniform. Simulation of contaminant transport in a building by the multizone model may not be accurate if the assumption fails. This paper shows how to improve the simulation of contaminant transport in the building by coupling a multizone program, CONTAM, with a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) program, CFD0. The simulation applied the CFD model to zones where contaminant was not uniformly distributed, and the multizone model to other zones. Experimental measurements were conducted in a four-zone chamber to obtain data for the validation of the coupled program. The numerical results agree reasonably well with the experimental data, while discrepancies exit in some locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages83-88
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 4 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period4/06/068/06/06

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Contaminant transport
  • Coupling
  • Multizone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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