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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2006: 1st Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Dynamisch Thermisches CFD Verfahren

T. Zitzmann, P. Pfrommer, M. Cook

Abstract: Previously published studies have presented a novel freeze-flow method for reducing CPU requirements of long-term dynamic thermal simulations using CFD programs. This works by intermittently switching between solution of the full dynamic equations and solution of the enthalpy equation only (frozen flow). This paper describes a new automated control method for this switching strategy and shows an additional decrease in simulation time. In tests with models for mechanical and natural ventilation and for free convection in a sealed room with constant and time varying thermal boundary conditions, a simulation time reduction of up to 93 % was achieved when compared to a continuous fully dynamic simulation.
Pages: 217 - 219