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Nodal network and CFD simulation of airflow and heat transfer in double skin facades with blinds

Hanby, V, Cook, M, Infield, D, Ji, Y, Loveday, D and Mei, L 2008, 'Nodal network and CFD simulation of airflow and heat transfer in double skin facades with blinds' , Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 29 (1) , pp. 45-59.

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Abstract

The paper describes a modelling study of heat transfer and buoyancy-driven airflow in double skin facades consisting of a glass outer layer, a control device (venetian blind) and a double-glazed inner skin. The modelling study was based on two approaches — a component-based, lumped parameter simulation which used a public domain, open source differential/algebraic equation solver and a detailed, CFD calculation which included air flow, conduction, convection and radiation. The primary objective of the work was to compare the performance of the simplified model with the output of a rigorous CFD calculation.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Urban Quality Research Centre (UQRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Building Services Engineering Research and Technology
Publisher: SAGE
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0143-6244
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Depositing User: Dr Yingchun Ji
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 09:51
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 09:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/15839

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