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Analyzing Ventilation Effects of Different Apartment Styles by CFD
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With more attention being paid to residential apartments, designers have begun to focus their efforts on how to make a design that is not only functional but also practical. This paper gives a summary of a detailed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study of flows in different apartments in Guangzhou City. The outdoor temperature is 27? and outdoor wind velocity is 1.8m/s, which comes from a southeast direction. Although all the apartments have the same inner layouts, results show apartments located in different directions have distinct ventilation environments. By compare the velocity fields of each apartment in four directions, results show that the apartment in the east has favorable ventilation effects. There are some disadvantages of other apartments. Also, simulation results give designers some advice for designing the layouts. Furthermore the paper provides information to consumers when they choose apartments.
Li, X.; Wang, L.; Ye, Z. (2006). Analyzing Ventilation Effects of Different Apartment Styles by CFD. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from