Prediction accuracy of ventilation flow rates in multiple interzones by using local dynamic similarity model and application of the model to analysis of ventilation flow rates in detached house: Prediction accuracy of flow rate of cross-ventilated buildings (Part 4)

Kenji Tsukamoto, Masaaki Ohba, Takashi Kurabuchi, Tomonobu Goto, Tomoyuki Endo, Yoshihiko Akamine, Toshihiro Nonaka

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Abstract

In the paper, the COMIS-LDSM program was developed that the COMIS code was revised to calculate the discharge coefficients and airflow rates at inflow and outflow openings for arbitrary wind direction. Wind tunnel experiments were performed to validate the prediction accuracy of ventilation flow rates using the COMIS-LDSM and the conventional method. The conventional method overestimated the ventilation flow rates compared to those by COMIS-LDSM, especially when the approaching flow was not normal to the upwind openings. The simulation study was also carried out to calculate ventilation flow rates at a typical detached house in Tokyo in the intermediate season. The cumulative air change rates in the detached house calculated by COMIS-LDSM were predicted by reduction of 4% compared with the conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume78
Issue number684
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 1

Keywords

  • COMIS
  • Cross-ventilated flow rate
  • Cross-ventilation
  • Detached house
  • Discharge coefficient
  • Local dynamic similarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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