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Further developments in the conflation of CFD and building simulation

Beausoleil-Morrison, I. and Clarke, J.A. and Denev, J. and Macdonald, I. and Melikov, A. and Stankov, P. (2001) Further developments in the conflation of CFD and building simulation. In: Proceedings of the 7th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference. IBPSA. ISBN 85-901939-3-4

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Abstract

To provide practitioners with the means to tackle problems related to poor indoor environments, building simulation and computational fluid dynamics can usefully be integrated within a single computational framework. This paper describes the outcomes from a research project sponsored by the European Commission, which furthered the CFD modelling aspects of the ESP-r system. The paper summarises the form of the CFD model and describes the method used to integrate the thermal and flow domains.