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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Thermal and ventilation Performance of a Multifunctional Sports Hall within an Aquatic Centre

Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Hisham Elkadi

Abstract: There has been an increasing demand for sports facilities in urban areas recently. As a result of this, more attention is drawn towards not only the energy performance of these building typologies, but also creating a healthy indoor environment for the users. This Study investigates the thermal and ventilation performance of a sports hall within an aquatic centre using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. IES Virtual Environment software was used to perform the simulations. A number of scenarios were tested by changing the position of extract fans as well as by incorporating natural ventilation strategies. A high level of discomfort was observed in the space. Better comfort condition was achieved by changing the location of exhaust fans ad openings. The results help to recommend some guidelines to inform the proposed refurbishment plans of the site.
Pages: 2815 - 2821