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Numerical simulation of the human microenvironment around the occupants

Conceição, E., Conceição, M. I., Lúcio, M. M., Gomes, J. and Awbi, H. (2022) Numerical simulation of the human microenvironment around the occupants. E3S Web of Conferences, 356. 02049. ISSN 2267-1242

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/202235602049


In this study the numerical simulation of the human microenvironment around the occupants is carried out. This numerical work is made inside a virtual chamber, used as classroom, considers the ceiling mounted localized air distribution systems built with one inlet and one exhaust system. The virtual chamber has twelve chairs, each occupied by a virtual mannequin, and six tables. The software, developed by the authors, considers a differential CFD, an integral Human Thermal Modelling and an integral Building Thermal Modelling numerical model. The inlet and exhaust ventilation systems promote, respectively, a downward airflow and an upward airflow in the occupied zone. The study, made in winter conditions, evaluates the thermal comfort, the indoor air quality, the Draught Risk, the Air Distribution Index and Air Distribution Turbulent Index. The results obtained in this work allow us to infer that the thermal comfort, indoor air quality and Draught Risk are acceptable according to what is proposed in international standards.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering
ID Code:115325
Publisher:EDP Sciences


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