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Three-dimensional natural convection in rooms connected to the outside through large openings

Ramos JAE, Martinho NAG, Pitarma RA, Carvalho MG, 2002
mathematical modelling | natural ventilation
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.
Languages: English

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.

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