Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings Research Group

  • Thomas Manns Vej 23, 1-340

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of research group
Chen Zhang

The reserach group is associated with the Division of Architectural Engineering.

This research area focuses on air flow processes in buildings and building services. Ventilation and air flow in buildings are significant elements in the determination of energy and mass flow in a building and form the basis for determining global thermal comfort and air quality.

The description of local comfort and air quality is also closely related to a description of the air flow parameters involved. The subject covers many areas such as free and forced convection, boundary layer flow, jet flows of different nature, stratified flow and plumes above heat sources. The research also involves other areas, e.g. thermal conductivity, thermal radiation and mass diffusion, and has interfaces to medicine and physiology in connection with studies of air distribution and mass transport around persons.

Also, the air flow processes in building components and services are addressed. Therefore, ventilation and air flow processes in buildings form the basis for determination of energy consumption, indoor climate and work environment, but are also applied to risk assessment in connection with fire, dispersion of smoke, contamination, transport of bacteria and dispersion of gases in disasters.

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    Projects

    Research Output

    An efficient mixed-integer linear programming model for optimal sizing of battery energy storage in smart sustainable buildings

    Mehrtash, M., Capitanescu, F. & Heiselberg, P. K., Feb 2020, In : 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

  • A review of integrated radiant heating/cooling with ventilation systems- thermal comfort and indoor air quality

    Zhang, C., Pomianowski, M. Z., Heiselberg, P. & Yu, T., May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Energy and Buildings. 223, 110094.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Comparative Study on Thermal Sensation and Skin Temperature Passing Different Transitional Spaces with or without Air-Conditioning in a Shopping Mall

    Han, J., Zheng, W., Hu, R., Yang, Z., Zhang, G., Heiselberg, P. & Chow, D. H. C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Environmental Science and Engineering. p. 339-349 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference article in JournalResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association

    Hicham Johra (Participant)

    14 Oct 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association

    Hicham Johra (Speaker)

    13 Oct 202014 Oct 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    InterHUB Project seminar

    Hicham Johra (Participant)

    30 Sep 20201 Oct 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    Press / Media

    Amerikanske myndigheder laver opsigtsvækkende opdatering om luftbåren coronasmitte

    Per Heiselberg

    21/09/202024/09/2020

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Forskere efter COVID-19: Alle skoler bør skaffe ventilationsanlæg

    Per Heiselberg

    08/09/202011/09/2020

    7 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Forskere: Indeklimaet er afgørende i kampen mod vira

    Peter V. Nielsen

    10/09/2020

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media