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, describes the method used to integrate the thermal and flow domains and reports the outcome from an empirical validation exercise.

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Keywords Building performance simulation, Computational fluid dynamics, Empirical validation, Integrated modelling
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Journal Building and Environment
Bartak, M. (M.), Beausoleil-Morrison, I, Clarke, J.A. (J. A.), Denev, J. (J.), Drkal, F. (F.), Lain, M. (M.), … Stankov, P. (P.). (2002). Integrating CFD and building simulation. Building and Environment, 37(8-9), 865–871. doi:10.1016/S0360-1323(02)00045-8