Air and air contaminant flows in office cubicles with and without personal ventilation: A CFD modelling and simulation study

Meng Kong, Jianshun Zhang, Jingjing Wang

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Abstract

The paper is aimed at building an appropriate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model for simulating the flow field in the office cubicle with and without personalized ventilation (PV). A computational model was first constructed by using a commercial CFD code (STAR-CCM). In this process, different approach of representing manikins, boundary conditions, geometries, and gridding were tested, and a proper approach selected for simulating the air and contaminant movement in the cubicles and their interactions with the remaining room space. A comparison between the simulation and the experimental results are made to show how accurate the CFD model can be. A brief evaluation of the environment quality was conducted for both cases with PV and Underfloor Air Diffuser (UFAD) and the comparison showed a huge advantage of the PV system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Pages291-297
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2014
Event13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jul 7 2014Jul 12 2014

Other

Other13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Indoor Air 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period7/7/147/12/14

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Keywords

  • CFD
  • Personalized ventilation
  • Thermal plume and multi-zone model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kong, M., Zhang, J., & Wang, J. (2014). Air and air contaminant flows in office cubicles with and without personal ventilation: A CFD modelling and simulation study. In Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (pp. 291-297). International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.