Nodal network and CFD simulation of airflow and heat transfer in double skin facades with blinds

V.I. Hanby, M.J. Cook, D.G. Infield, Y. Ji, D.L. Loveday, L. Mei, M.J. Holmes

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Abstract

The paper describes a modelling study of heat transfer and buoyancy-driven airflow in double skin facades consisting of a glass outer layer, a control device (venetian blind) and a double-glazed inner skin. The modelling study was based on two approaches - a component-based, lumped parameter simulation which used a public domain, open source differential/algebraic equation solver and a detailed, CFD calculation which included air flow, conduction, convection and radiation. The primary objective of the work was to compare the performance of the simplified model with the output of a rigorous CFD calculation.
LanguageEnglish
Pages45-59
Number of pages14
JournalBuilding Services Engineering Research and Technology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • double skin facades
  • heat transfer
  • blinds
  • CFD simulation

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Hanby, V.I. ; Cook, M.J. ; Infield, D.G. ; Ji, Y. ; Loveday, D.L. ; Mei, L. ; Holmes, M.J. / Nodal network and CFD simulation of airflow and heat transfer in double skin facades with blinds. In: Building Services Engineering Research and Technology . 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 45-59.
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