Direct evaporative passive cooling of building. A comparison amid simplified simulation models based on experimental data

Different simplified simulation models of a Passive Downdraught Evaporative Cooling tower (PDEC) were compared by using experimental data. Among these, a series of tests on a Passive Downdraught Evaporative Cooling tower (PDEC) were carried out at the SyTIn (Systems for Technology Innovation) Laboratory of the Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino. In addition, other monitored databases were taken from literature and used as input data for the simplified models.


How to model airflow discharged from diffuser is believed to be one of the key issues in ComputationalFluid Dynamics (CFD) applications to indoor air problem. Due to the complicated geometric feature andthe vortex-type airflow induced by swirl diffuser, simulating such a kind of diffuser is claimed to be achallenge. A simplified method of defining the boundary conditions at round swirl inlets is developedand introduced in this paper.

Overview of Recent Dutch Studies on Environmental Tobacco Smoke

In this study the question whether or not and to what extend ventilation and air cleaning can contribute to the reduction of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the hospitality industry is answered. First a literature review on ventilation and air cleaning technologies has been executed. Unfortunately, only a few papers reporting experimental data from the hospitability industry were available to answer the proposed question. Therefore a model describing the effect of different ventilation systems and building layouts has been set up.

Quantification of uncertainty in thermal building simulation - Part 2: Stochastic building model.

In order to quantify uncertainty in thermal building simulation stochastic modelling is applied on a building model. Part l deals with the stochastic thermal building model and a test case. This paper deals with the determination of the stochastic input loads. The importance of obtaining a proper statistical description of the input quantities to a stochastic model is addressed and exemplified by stochastic models for the external air temperature and the solar heat gain.

Modelling the spatio-temporal temperature distribution in an imperfectly mixed ventilated room.

In this study the spatio-dynamic temperature response in a ventilated room to variations of the supply air temperature was modelled for a wide range of ventilation rates. The model structure was first formulated by applying standard heat transfer theory to zones of better mixing. Spatio-temporal temperature data were then exploited in statistical terms to estimate the physically meaningful model parameters. The dynamic model yielded an excellent fit to the experimental data and was found to characterise the spatially heterogeneous nature of the air flow pattern quite well.