Large eddy simulation of indoor airflow with a filtered dynamic subgrid scale model

Wei Zhang, Qingyan Chen

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Accurate prediction of the distributions of indoor airflow is very important for designing a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. This paper uses a large eddy simulation (LES) program with a filtered dynamic subgrid scale model to calculate natural, forced and mixed convection flows in rooms. The predicted air velocity, air temperature and turbulence distributions agree reasonably well with the corresponding experimental data. The LES has great potential for the simulation of indoor airflow. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3219-3231
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2000


  • Filtering technique
  • Indoor airflow
  • Large eddy simulation
  • Subgrid scale model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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