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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

CFD APPLICATIONS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE TOMBS OF THE VALLEY OF KINGS, LUXOR

Essam E Khalil

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.1865-1871
Abstract: The tombs of the Pharonic kings in "valley of the kings", Thebes, Egypt are famous for their unique wall paintings and structure. KV62, King Tutankhamen tomb, is the most famous because of the treasures it held intact for over three thousand years. The tombs of Kings Ramses VII, known as KV1, Ramses IV, (KV2) and Siti II (KV15) were also investigated in the present work. The present work pursues a research plan to design and utilize a CFD model to numerically model the flow pattern, heat transfer and humidity in the tombs. A commercial CFD package was used to simulate the indoor air conditions, air flow velocities, temperatures and relative humidity patterns in the tombs. Still all shown predictions clearly indicated the usefulness of raised-floor extracts that do not disturb the archeological value of the tombs and do not install any artificial materials inside the tombs.
Pages: 1865 - 1871
Paper:
bs2009_1865_1871