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Effects of a Ventilation Duct on the Performance of a Fume Cupboard

When a fume cupboard is placed in a room with a ventilation duct, the air movement inside and around the fume cupboard is fully three-dimensional turbulent flow. However, in order to understand the fluid flow away from the fume cupboard a much simpler model can be used. This leads to a steady 20 model, with the computational domain including only the sash of the fume cupboard, the room and the entrance into the ventilation duct. In this paper we have used both the k-E turbulence model and the wall function technique to calculate the steady 20 turbulent fluid flow.