Indoor Air Environment Simulation with CFD
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one of sophisticated ways to evaluate how the building design matches the designer’s goal. It helps designers identify otherwise unknown macro and micro environment. However, CFD modelers often find it challenging due to the complexity of the simulation including overwhelming inputs required. This four-day course is designed to help students who have little background knowledge in CFD analysis perform a simple CFD analysis with their own model.
The course consists of two major parts: introduction of CFD and independent project. Case studies will introduce what can be achieved by CFD analyses, ways to interpret the data from the simulation, and applications of CFD for buildings. For independent projects, individuals may bring their previous or ongoing design projects to test.
This class will benefit for those who would like to:
-estimate the natural ventilation effect of designed spaces,
-simulate the indoor contaminant level,
-evaluate indoor thermal comforts under a specific climate region, or simply learn how CFD works.
While it is preferred to bring students bring their own models to test, an exercise file will be provided for those who do not have a proper 3d model for CFD.