Cooper A
Bibliographic info:
Air Infiltration Review, Vol 14, No 2, March 1993, pp 1-8, 6 figs, 2 refs. #DATE 00:03:1993 in English

Pressure distributions around buildings are important factors affecting the air infiltration and ventilation of a building and consequently energy. Existing methods of determining pressure coefficients are costly both in terms of time and resources. This report aims to show the benefits of using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program in this field. Work was carried out to predict the pressure distribution around a sheltered building. The CFD program was used to investigate how pressure coeffieicnts vary with building separation and the degree of shelter offered by an upwind building. It is hoped to show that this method of calculation will prove to be more time efficient and economical than those in preferred use at the present time.