An adaptive controller was devised and implemented within the ESP-r simulation program to support the conflation of CFD with dynamic whole building thermal simulation. This controller manages all interactions between the coupled thermal and CFD modeling domains. It employs a quasi-steady-state modeling approach, wherein the separate CFD and thermal modeling domains operate in tandem and exchange information at their model domain boundaries on a per-time-step basis.

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Conference ASHRAE TRANSACTIONS TECHNICAL AND SYMPOSIUM PAPERS
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Beausoleil-Morrison, I, & Clarke, J. (Joe). (2003). An adaptive conflation between CFD and thermal simulation for modeling indoor airflow and convective heat transfer at internal building surfaces. In ASHRAE Transactions (pp. 743–756).