Interpolation theory and influence of boundary conditions on room air diffusion

Qingyan Chen, Alfred Moser, Peter Suter

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This paper analyses the errors caused by interpolation from existing cases for assessing indoor air flow, air quality and thermal comfort in an office. A sensitivity study is the provided to determine the influence of several boundary conditions on indoor air diffusion. The research is conducted numerically by using a low-Reynolds-number k-ε{lunate} model. It can be concluded that the interpolation errors caused by the variations of solar radiation, window size, heat source location due to lighting, and the surface temperatures of interior walls are small and can be quantitatively determined. But it is difficult to estimate the errors introduced by the variations of furniture location and size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-445
Number of pages13
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction


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