id 
sigradi2013_42 
authors 
Kotsopoulos, Sotirios D.; François Guermeur; Federico Casalegno 
year 
2013 
title 
Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Assess Natural Airflow in a Prototype HouseInterior 
source 
SIGraDi 2013 [Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics  ISBN: 9789567051861] 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 
Performancebased design; Airflow; Computational fluid dynamics; Simulation 
series 
SIGraDi 
email 
skots@mit.edu 
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