Pavel Charvat, Michal Jaros, Jaroslav Katolicky and Petr Svorcik
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 7, 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, p. 441-448

Solar radiation induced convection occurs quite often in glazed spaces. In spite of that the impact of solar radiation to airflow inside rooms and buildings is not usually taken into account when airflow patterns are studied. However, there are many cases when this impact cannot be neglected. The paper deals with the CFD modeling of airflow and temperature fields inside a glazed attic, and comparison of results with experimentally obtained data. The main goal is to find optimal locations of ventilation  system  inlets  in  order  to  increase  the efficiency of solar energy utilization.