American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

THE USE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MULTI-ROOM MODELING APPROACH-APPLICATION TO BUILDING POLLUTION TRANSPORT AND EFFICIENCY OF OFF-HOUR VENTILATION

Ahmed Cherif Megri

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2014.88.98

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 1

Pages 88-98

Abstract

Several building simulation programs have been developed for design, analysis and prediction of the distribution of temperature, airflow and heat transfer between inside and outside of a building and/or between different zones of the same building. These programs are categorized as mono-zone models, multi-room models, zonal models, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models and multi-zone models. The number of computer programs continues to increase, each reflecting different objectives and concerns. Some of these computer programs are dedicated to research and others to design and auditing. However, none of the existing computer programs is able to translate automatically various steps of the design process as actually performed by design Architectural Engineering firms. This study addresses different levels of multi-room simulation programs developed through the last four decades. Two case studies using multi-room programs have been exposed to illustrate the appropriate use of various levels of this approach for design and analysis.

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© 2014 Ahmed Cherif Megri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.