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CFD validation of the thermal comfort in a room using draft rates

Ruponen, M. and Tinker, J.A. (2007) CFD validation of the thermal comfort in a room using draft rates. In: Proceedings of the Clima 2007 Wellbeing Indoor Congress. Clima 2007 WellBeing Indoors, June 10-14, 2007, Helsinki, Finland. , Finland . ISBN 978-952-998-3-6

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Air temperature and velocity are the two main factors affecting the thermal comfort indoors. These two values can be easily obtained using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations together with the turbulence kinetic energy value. This paper evaluates methods of calculating thermal comfort indices using CFD. Simulated results are compared against experimental data measured in a purpose build full-scale model room. The results show that CFD data can reliably predict thermal comfort values.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Ms Caroline Wilson
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2009 17:29
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:07
Published Version: http://www.inive.org/members_area/medias/pdf/Inive...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7811

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