Paper Conference

Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2004: 1st conference of IBPSA-USA


Application of CFD Tools in Building Engineering and Fire Simulation

Juan Abanto, Daniel Barrero, Marcelo Reggio, Jean-Philippe Hardy, Benoit Ozell
Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal (Quebec), Canada

Abstract: This paper presents developments related to the integration of computational fluid dynamics and fire prediction tools to be applied in building simulation. Steps included CAD modeling, flow simulation, geometry transfer, fire simulation and enhanced fire and smoke visualization. Commercial and research tools have been used and studies of indoor air quality, fire analysis and wind engineering have been conducted.