Tool for design and evaluation of air flow patterns in industrial halls with heat and contaminant loads.

The present state of ventilation design for industrial premises follows rules of thumb or other rules based on sometimes questionable experience. During the last years increasing effort has been successfully invested into research work to enlarge the theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial ventilation. One of the practical results of that research work has been national guidelines (in Germany e.g. VDI 3802) which give more or less detailed recommendations for the design process.

Design of ventilation systems in industrial buildings. A computational approach of displacement ventilation in paper industry.

In this paper, the ventilation of a “crêpe” paper-processing workshop containing dryers, which generate a high thermal load, is considered. Displacement ventilation has been used for many years in industries with high thermal load. The main ventilation de

Factory made power.

Heavy industry in the UK may be on a downward spiral, but light manufacturing is springing up in its place. Can the structures housing these industries have less impact on the environment?

Computational fluid dynamics modelling for industrial ventilation applications.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFO) modelling techniques have been used extensively and with considerable success for many years in providing environmental and physiological flow conditions in applications as diverse as:

Building sustainability - a stakeholder approach to building design.

This paper summarises the planned redevelopment of Webber's Yard industrial estate on Dartington Estate in Devon. It discusses the needs of different stakeholders involved in the project and outlines how the design team responded. It argues that this approach to building design and development is particularly sustainable and could be used as a model for the development of other light industrial estates.

Comparison of zonal and CFD modelling of natural ventilation in a thermally stratified building.

This paper compares two well-known modelling approaches for natural ventilation in a multi-zone building with thermal stratification and large openings. The zonal approach in this paper assumes a fully mixed condition in each zone, and considers the bi-directional flows through all large openings. The zonal model is integrated into a thermal analysis code to provide simultaneous prediction of both ventilation flow rates and air temperatures in each zone. The CFD approach uses a finite-volume method for turbulent flows.