Test and simulation of air flows in multizone dwelling houses: the alternative method of air flows prediction.

One of essential problems of the present research related to building analyses is air flows determination. Air flows not only cause energy consumption but also influence air quality parameters, specially in a multizone (and high) buildings. Thepaper presents the main assumptions of the newly developed simulation method. The major departures are addressed which distinguish this alternative method from other multizone models.These include the principles of dividing a dwelling house into zones and the accomplishment of the simulation.

Application of a new method for improved multizone model predictions.

Multizone models are a common tool for calculating air and contaminant exchange within rooms of a building and between building and outside. Usually a whole room is then modelled by one calculation node with the assumption of homogeneously mixed conditions within this room. In real cases, however, temperature and contaminant concentrations vary in space. The exchange to the neighbouring nodes via the flow paths is then a function of the local values of these variables.