Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings Research Group

  • Thomas Manns Vej 23, 1-340

    9220 Aalborg Ø


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
Heat exchangers
Solar energy

Influence of the geometry of the airways on the characterization of exhalation flows. Comparison between two different airway complexity levels performing two different breathing functions

Berlanga, F., Liu, L., Nielsen, P. V., Jensen, R. L., Olmedo, I. & Adana, M. R. D., 2020, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 53, February 2020, 101874.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Pollution control

Measuring the administered dose of particles on the facial mucosa of a realistic human model

Duan, M., Liu, L., Da, G., Géhin, E., Nielsen, P. V., Weinreich, U. M., Lin, B., Wang, Y., Zhang, T. & Sun, W., Jan 2020, In : Indoor Air. 30, 1, p. 108-116

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Mucous Membrane
3D printers

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

Control and analysis of building energy systems

Hicham Johra (Internal examiner)
20 Apr 202021 Apr 2020

Activity: ExaminationInternal examination

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