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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


Modelling Buoyant Thermal Plumes in Naturally Ventilated Buildings

Faisal Durrani, Malcolm J Cook, James J McGuirk

Abstract: The aim of the work reported in this paper was to evaluate the performance of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) for modelling natural ventilation driven by twin plumes. The flow is characterised by an interface height which separates the warm buoyant air above from the cooler air below, and a merging height for coalescence of the two plumes. Comparison between the LES predictions and theory for the interface height and volume flow rate in the merged plumes is good, giving confidence that LES has potential for modelling this important class of flows.
Pages: 117 - 123