Numerical modelling of convective air movements inside a heated room was built, using a coupling of a zonal model and integral analysis. The model describes the heat transfer between air and walls, between different air layers inside the room, between air in the room and cold air jet from ventilation air supply, and between air and heat emitter. Experiments were conducted in a testing chamber with floor heating or heating by a hot water radiator, with steps in hot water and ventilation flow rates. Validation results are satisfying.
Transient modelling of convective movements in a dwelling cell
International Journal of Thermal Sciences, vol. 41, No 8, August 2002, pp 709-720, 15 figs, 16 refs, in French with an abridged English version