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.

Building performance simulation, Computational fluid dynamics, Empirical validation, Integrated modelling
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