Validation of a zero-equation turbulence model for complex indoor airflow simulation

Jelena Srebric, Qingyan Chen, Leon R. Glicksman

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The design of an indoor environment requires a tool that can quickly predict the three-dimensional distributions of air velocity, temperature, and contaminant concentrations in the room on a desktop computer. This investigation has tested a zero-equation turbulence model for the prediction of the indoor environment in an office with displacement ventilation, with a heater and infiltration and with forced convection and partition wall. The computed air velocity and temperature distributions agree well with the measured data. The computing time for each case is less than seven minutes on a PC Pentium II, 350 MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)PART 2/-
JournalASHRAE Transactions
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventASHRAE Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 18 Jun 199923 Jun 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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