Impact of heat transfer on contaminant dispersion in a public building

Sue Ellen Haupt, Robert F. Kunz, Joel Peltier, James J. Dreyer, Howard J. Gibeling

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Abstract

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are effective at predicting dispersion of contaminants in or near a building. It is well known that thermal effects impact the flow around and within structures. This study assesses the importance of time of day, building materials, sky cover, etc. on the local thermal heating of a building. All these features affect the buoyancy, and thus, the resulting flow and dispersion about and inside a building. This study examines that impact through including full thermal coupling with flow calculations for an environmentally friendly building, including thermal radiation, conduction, and convection effects with a CFD model for both the interior and exterior of a building. The emphasis here is on simulating the impact of heating on contaminant dispersion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2006 2nd ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2006Jul 20 2006

Publication series

Name2006 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006
Volume2006

Other

Other2006 2nd ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period7/17/067/20/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Haupt, S. E., Kunz, R. F., Peltier, J., Dreyer, J. J., & Gibeling, H. J. (2006). Impact of heat transfer on contaminant dispersion in a public building. In 2006 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006 (2006 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006; Vol. 2006).