WIT Press


Heat Transfer Prediction Around Traditional Balinese Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HT980531

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

1,004 kb

Author(s)

I.G.B. Wijaya Kusuma & L.C. Wrobel

Abstract

This paper presents computational fluid dynamics simulations of air flow, temperature field and convection heat transfer distribution generated over a cluster of traditional Balinese buildings. The effects of roof type and position of buildings on the convection heat distribution around the buildings were analysed. Solar heat and building orientation are considered in the computation in order to increase the prediction accuracy of the analyses. The paper reports on a series of numerical experiments using CFD techniques, based on a k — 8 turbulence model, in an attempt to quantify the influence of geometrical parameters of traditional Balinese buildings on the convection heat transfer distribution. Initially, two-dimensional model

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