Ramos JAE, Martinho NAG, Pitarma RA, Carvalho MG
Bibliographic info:
Proceedings of Room Vent 2002 (8th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms) - 8-11 september 2002 - Moltke's palace, Copenhagen - Denmark - pp 609-612, 5 Fig., 12 ref.

This paper is a description of a numerical method that aims at analysing three-dimensional natural convection in rooms with wide openings.A 3D CFD tool is proposed to predict the airflow pattern and the heat and mass transfer inside a heated office room connected to a corridor via a doorway.Results have been compared to experimental data obtained in full-scale : the CFD predictions agree with the experimentally observed features.