Paper Conference

2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Using CFD Model to Assist Safe Evacuation Analysis and Means of Egress Evaluation in Adaptive Re-use of Historical Large-space Building

Xiaolei Chen

Abstract: In adaptive re-use of historical buildings, it is often a challenge for designers to make the design comply with building safety codes for the new purpose. This project demonstrates that in the process of repurposing a hangar into a public gathering occupancy for various events, how a CFD-based fire modeling method, coupled with a timed egress modeling tool, played a key role in evaluating the smoke control system design and various emergency evacuation scenarios.
Pages: 95 - 101