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Title: Coupling a model of human thermoregulation with computational fluid dynamics for predicting human-environment interaction
Authors: Cropper, Paul C.
Yang, Tong
Cook, Malcolm J.
Fiala, Dusan
Yousaf, Rehan
Keywords: CFD
Thermal comfort
Model coupling
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Taylor and Francis (© International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA))
Citation: CROPPER, P.C. ... et al, 2010. Coupling a model of human thermoregulation with computational fluid dynamics for predicting human-environment interaction. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 3 (3), pp. 233-243.
Abstract: This paper describes the methods developed to couple a commercial CFD program with a multi-segmented model of human thermal comfort and physiology. A CFD model is able to predict detailed temperatures and velocities of airflow around a human body, whilst a thermal comfort model is able to predict the response of a human to the environment surrounding it. By coupling the two models and exchanging information about the heat transfer at the body surface the coupled system can potentially predict the response of a human body to detailed local environmental conditions. This paper presents a method of exchanging data, using shared files, to provide a means of dynamically exchanging simulation data with the IESD-Fiala model during the CFD solution process. Additional code is used to set boundary conditions for the CFD simulation at the body surface as determined by the IESD-Fiala model and to return information about local environmental conditions adjacent to the body surface as determined by the CFD simulation. The coupled system is used to model a human subject in a naturally ventilated environment. The resulting ventilation flow pattern agrees well with other numerical and experimental work.
Description: This is an electronic version of an article that was accepted for publication in the Journal of Building Performance Simulation [Taylor and Francis (© International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401491003615669
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/19401491003615669
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/6228
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401491003615669
ISSN: 1940-1493
1940-1507
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