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Visualisation Of Air Movement In Buildings: An Evaluation Of CFD Analysis In The Early Stages Of Architectural Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID950261

Volume

15

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

945 kb

Author(s)

T.J. Kinsley & K.E. McCartney

Abstract

An evaluation of the potential role of computational fluid dynamics in the early stages of architectural design has been carried out. It. is based on a case study ot the early stages in the design of a hotel, located on the shores of the Dead Sea, which was to be cooled by wind induced natural ventilation. CFD analysis was found to make a significant contribution both at the conceptual stage, and the more detailed stages of design development. Introduction In a list of some 500 publications reporting on applications of CHAM's Phoenics computational fluid dynamic (CFD) software, only 20 are explicitly related to the built environment. (CHAM, 1992). Most papers describe analysis rather than design applications. Drake and Peri

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