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Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Assess Natural Airflow in a Prototype House-Interior

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authors Kotsopoulos, Sotirios D.; François Guermeur; Federico Casalegno
year 2013
title Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Assess Natural Airflow in a Prototype House-Interior
source SIGraDi 2013 [Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics - ISBN: 978-956-7051-86-1] Chile - Valparaíso 20 - 22 November 2013, pp. 373 - 377
summary This paper presents an airflow study with Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) software that was used to model the natural ventilation attributes at the interior of a prototype house. This study informed the design development phase of the house and guided the design of a dynamic curtain wall involving a matrix of 3 x 9 openable windows for its south façade. Alternative ways of modeling the building geometry were employed and different possible states of the house were examined to determine how change in the orientation and the basic dimensions of the envelope, and modifications in the number, distribution and angle of the open windows affect natural ventilation.
keywords Performance-based design; Airflow; Computational fluid dynamics; Simulation
series SIGraDi
email skots@mit.edu
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