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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


CFD Benchmarking: Hamer Hall Auditorium Case Study

Anthony Joseph Scanlon, Anthony Calderone

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of the role that Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) played in the design of modifications to the existing Hamer Hall auditorium Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems. The use of CFD allowed the designer to benchmark the potential performance of proposed modifications against the existing installation. Further, it allowed them to anticipate areas where improvements may not be satisfactory, allowing them to explore available options and communicate this information to the end user. Therefore, building simulation allowed the designer and end user to be better informed, and thus increased the likelihood of satisfaction with outcome of the modification works.
Pages: 1647 - 1654