Good air quality can only be assured throughout an office complex if each workspace receives an adequate supply of ventilation air. The likelihood of achieving this situation would be increased if the building engineer had a means of easily predicting the air movement in each office configuration. A simple computer‐based solution to this need is proposed. To this end, the development and validation testing of a numerical solution technique to simulate the ventilation air movement in a room or office is described. The predictions of the two‐dimensional, isothermal, inviscid formulation are seen to be in good agreement with experimentally measured airflows in configurations of interest. The computer code is then used to illustrate the airflow in offices served by a single row of supply air diffusers, when partitions are used to divide the space into smaller workspaces. It is observed that the partitions distort the airflow patterns to the extent that it would be difficult to provide desirable ventilation airflows to all the workspaces formed by the partitions. Copyright

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Keywords Inviscid airflow, Isothermal airflow, Numerical simulation, Office ventilation, Ventilation simulation
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0668.1993.t01-3-00005.x
Journal Indoor Air
Citation
Plett, E.G., Soultogiannis, A.A., & Jouini, D.B. (1993). Numerical Simulation of Ventilation Air Movement in Partitioned Offices. Indoor Air, 3(1), 26–33. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0668.1993.t01-3-00005.x