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Title: Modelling buoyant thermal plumes in naturally ventilated buildings
Authors: Durrani, Faisal
Cook, Malcolm J.
McGuirk, James J.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Citation: DURRANI, F., COOK, M.J. and MCGUIRK, J.J., 2012. Modelling buoyant thermal plumes in naturally ventilated buildings. IN: Proceedings of the First Building Simulation and Optimization Conference, Loughborough, UK, 10-11 September 2012.
Abstract: The aim of the work reported in this paper was to evaluate the performance of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for modelling natural ventilation driven by twin plumes. The flow is characterised by an interface height which separates the warm buoyant air above from the cooler air below, and a merging height for coalescence of the two plumes. Comparison between the LES predictions and theory for the interface height and volume flow rate in the merged plumes is good, giving confidence that LES has potential for modelling this important class of flows.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25924
Publisher Link: http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BSO2012/2B1.pdf
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Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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