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Computational Analysis of Thermal Building in a No-uniform Thermal Environment

Norfadzilah, Jusoh and R. A., Bakar and Ahmad Rasdan, Ismail and Tanti Zanariah, Shamshir Ali (2015) Computational Analysis of Thermal Building in a No-uniform Thermal Environment. Energy Procedia, 68. pp. 438-445. ISSN 1876-6102

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To predict of the thermal sensation of people located in no-uniform environment, it is very important to define the local heat transfer detail. In this context, the purpose was to make thermal comfort comparison between temperature settings of air conditioning. The temperature was maintained at five different levels which are 19 °C, 21 °C, 23 °C, 26 °C and 29 °C. A Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model of an office was built. It was given similar geometries, boundary conditions and heat sources outputs as a real life test room that was used for measurement. In this study, CFD is applied to predict the thermal sensation of people with modified temperature setting. The comparison of thermal comfort parameters between the field measurement and modeling simulation was done and the result CFD was observed to predict the functionality of modified temperature setting. The analysis shows that the highest temperature setting which is 29 °C, indoor environment increase compared the lowest temperature setting. It is intended to contribute to the effort towards designing and instrumenting buildings that provide cleaner and more comfortable environment and for obtaining maximum energy savings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering and Application (ICSEEA) 2014 Sustainable Energy for Green Mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermal building; CFD simulation; Thermal environment; Heat transfer
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 04:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 04:18
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