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Type: Conference paper
Title: Investigation of thermal comfort and airflow in a naturally ventilated lightweight house in a bush fire prone area
Author: Papadopoulos, Y.
Soebarto, V.
Citation: Building Simulation 2015 Conference Proceedings, 2015 / Mathur, J., Garg, V. (ed./s), pp.1676-1683
Publisher: International Building Performance Simulation Association
Publisher Place: Hyderabad, India
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 9789352301188
Conference Name: 14th International Conference of IBPSA: Building Simulation 2015 (07 Dec 2015 - 09 Dec 2015 : Hyderabad, India)
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Yanni Papadopoulos, Veronica Soebarto
Abstract: Building performance simulation has been utilised for the investigation of thermal comfort and airflow within a naturally ventilated, self-sufficient house in a bushfire prone area. Lightweight construction with Phase Change Materials (PCM) was proposed as an appropriate solution to respond to the brief. The simulations modelled the effects with and without PCM, to demonstrate the reduction in temperature swings throughout design days. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) was used to graphically model the air velocity and temperature gradients and produced results to highlight design parameters that can assist airflow. Limitations of the software are discussed particularly in relation to assisted ventilation from ceiling fans, and miscellaneous heat gains of a fire stove, which could not be simulated effectively.
Rights: © 2015 International Building Performance Simulation Association
RMID: 0030046764
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