Heschl, C.; Sanz, W.; Lindmeier, I.
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29th AIVC Conference " Advanced building ventilation and environmental technology for addressing climate change issues", Kyoto, Japan, 14-16 October 2008

In the past various experimental investigationsabout room airflows were published. But mostinvestigations are limited regardingmeasurement positions (restricted flow pattern)and the availability of turbulent quantities(Reynolds-Stresses, entrainment, macroscopicinstabilities etc.). Based on the availableexperimental data a targeted improvement ofturbulence models is difficult. Therefore twodifferent room airflow situations wereinvestigated with three-dimensional ParticleImage Velocimetry. Detailed information of theflow, the Reynolds-stress distribution and theentrainment are presented. Furthermore stableand nonstable conditions and nonsymmetricaleffects are shown. Based on the results thebehaviour of RANS-based turbulence models inpredicting room airflows is discussed.