Paper Conference

Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Calculation and assessing natural ventilation in a single opening office room with different windows in the regime of hot summer and cold winter

Fang Ruan, Nianping Li, Jibo Long

Abstract: Driven by both wind and thermal, natural ventilation of a single opening office with three different windows, side-hung window, sliding window and a new type window, is studied by CFD simulation, where outdoor wind speeds, outdoor wind directions and outdoor temperature were all taken into account. The study demonstrates that when the area of single opening is the same, the new type of window could better adapt outdoor wind directions and induce more outdoor wind into office. Nevertheless, thermal comfort was assessed and compared on the same building conditions in the regime of hot summer and cold winter. The results can be used as a reference guideline for natural ventilation design, the improvement and popular application of the new-type window in the regime of hot summer and cold winter.
Pages: 378 - 385