A two layer turbulence model for simulating indoor airflow. Part I. Model development.

Proposes a two-layer turbulence model for predicting forced, natural and mixed convection in order to accurately and efficiently simulate indoor airflows. With the aid of direct numerical simulation data, the model uses both a near-wall one-equation model and a near-wall natural convection model.

Influence of air infiltration on heat losses in multi-family dwelling houses.

The paper presents a proposal of numerical procedure for air flow simulation in multi-zone buildings (up to 100 zones). This procedure can work with 1 hour time-step according torequirement of TRNSYS-a well-known modular system simulation programme. Co-operation between TRNSYS and my own programme is analysed, taking a typical Polish 5-storey dwelling house as an object of simulation. The proposed numerical procedure can also be run as an independent programme calculating the ventilation air flow, air change rate and heat losses due to infiltration.

Airflow simulation techniques - programs and trends.

The paper describes the development in airflow simulations in rooms. The research is, as other areas of flow research, influenced by the decreasing cost of computation which seems to indicate an increased use of airflow simulation in the coming years. It is shown that velocity and temperature distribution can be predicted in small rooms of simple geometry as well as in large areas with a complicated geometry, such as theatres, atriums and covered shopping centres.