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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Ventilation Engineering & Materials Science
Air Engineering & Materials Science
Ceilings Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Cooling Engineering & Materials Science
Facades Engineering & Materials Science
Phase change materials Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2021

Research Output 1974 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
Pulse code modulation
Preheating
Ventilation
Heat exchangers
Solar energy

Heat and air transport in differently compacted fibre materials

Christiansen, L., Antonov, Y. I., Jensen, R. L., Arthur, E., de Jonge, L. W., Møldrup, P., Johra, H. & Fojan, P., 14 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Industrial Textiles.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Gas permeability
Thermal conductivity
Fibers
Air
Insulation

Optimization of cool roof and night ventilation in office buildings: A case study in Xiamen, China

Guo, R. & Heiselberg, P., Mar 2020, In : Renewable Energy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Office buildings
Roofs
Ventilation
Cooling
Thermal comfort

Activities 2006 2020

InterHUB Project Internal seminar

Hicham Johra (Participant)
18 May 202020 May 2020

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

Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings

Hicham Johra (Participant)
6 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

InterHUB Project Internal Seminar

Hicham Johra (Participant)
26 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

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

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Her er de nominerede til Det Bæredygtige Element

Per Heiselberg

14/10/2019

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Per Heiselberg

12/07/201928/07/2019

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Kjeld Svidt

27/02/2019

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