Implementation of Models for Building Envelope Air Flow Fields in a Whole Building Hygrothermal Simulation Tool

Karl Grau Sørensen, Carsten Rode

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    Simulation tools are becoming available which predict the heat and moisture conditions in the indoor environment as well as in the envelope of buildings, and thus it has become possible to consider the important interaction between the different components of buildings and the different physical phenomena that occur. However, there is still room for further development of such tools. This paper will present an attempt to integrate modelling of air flows in building envelopes into a whole building hygrothermal simulation tool. Two kinds of air flows have been considered: (1) Air flow in a ventilated cavity such as behind the exterior cladding of a building envelope, i.e. a flow which is parallel to the construction plane. (2) Infiltration/exfiltration of air through the building envelope, i.e. a flow which is perpendicular to the constructionplane. The paper presents the models and how they have been integrated into a whole building simulation tool. Furthermore, the paper shows some calculation results for validation and for illustration of the importance of the phenomena.
    TitelProceedings of the 4th international building physics conference : Energy efficiency and new approaches, 15-18 June 2009, Istanbul
    RedaktørerN.T. Bayazit, G. Manioglu, G.K. Oral, Z. Yilmaz
    Antal sider8
    ForlagIstanbul Technical University
    ISBN (Trykt)978-975-561-350-5
    StatusUdgivet - 2009
    BegivenhedInternational building physics conference - Istanbul, Tyrkiet
    Varighed: 15 jun. 200918 jun. 2009
    Konferencens nummer: 4


    KonferenceInternational building physics conference