A validation process for CFD use in building physics – study of contaminant dispersion.
[fr] Validation de la CFD en physique du bâtiment : cas d'un contaminant.
Barbason, Mathieu[Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Reiter, Sigrid[Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Proceedings of the 5th international conference on advanced computational methods in engineering
5th international conference on advanced computational methods in engineering (ACOMEN)
14-17 novembre 2011
Université de Liège - Laboratoire des Techniques Aéro-Spatiales
[en] CFD ; Building physics ; Validation
[fr] Physique du bâtiment ; Validation
[en] Growing interests in environmental concerns oblige building engineers to develop new approaches and to get used to new skills. Among them, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) holds more and more importance. This technique can help to improve the comfort of the occupants but also to predict very early building energy performance. Moreover, it is possible to study the quality of the air. This last point will greatly help building engineers to improve sanitary conditions in various cases such as hospitals, clean rooms or even in classical buildings. However, this approach is still new and need to be validated. Indeed, CFD is still new in the frame of building physics. This paper aims to prove the ability of CFD to predict accurately contaminant dispersion and to demonstrate the breakthroughs that CFD can bring in the near future.
LEMA ; Lepur : Centre de Recherche en Sciences de la Ville, du Territoire et du Milieu rural