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This paper presented an overview of the tools used to predict ventilation performance in buildings. The tools reviewed were analytical models, empirical models, small-scale experimental models, full-scale experimental models, multizone network models, zonal models, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models. This review found that the analytical and(More)
5 Student Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Member ASHRAE Fellow ASHRAE 6 7 Numerous turbulence models have been developed in the past decades, and many of them may be 8 used in predicting airflows and turbuence in enclosed environments. It is important to evaluate 9 the generality and robustness of the turbulence models for various indoor airflow senarios. This(More)
UNLABELLED Quick information on airborne infectious disease transmission in airliner cabins is essential to reduce the risk of infection of passengers and crew members. This investigation proposed a one-dimensional analytical model that can predict the longitudinal transmission of airborne contaminants or disease viruses inside an airliner cabin. The model(More)
Functional MRI (fMRI) was used to study striatal sensitivity to levodopa in hemiparkinsonian rhesus monkeys. Responses consistent with increased neuronal activity were seen in areas whose normal dopaminergic input from the substantia nigra pars compacta had been ablated by MPTP. Sites of increased activity following levodopa included the lateral putamen,(More)
The study of airflow and contaminant transport in airliner cabins is very important for creating a comfortable and healthy environment. This paper shows the results of such a study by conducting experimental measurements and numerical simulations of airflow and contaminant transport in a section of half occupied, twin-aisle cabin mockup. The air velocity(More)
Natural ventilation in buildings can create a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, and can save energy compared to mechanical ventilation systems. In building design the prediction of ventilation can be difficult; cases of wind driven single-sided ventilation, where the effects of turbulence dominate, are particularly problematic to simulate. In(More)
Prediction of particle dispersion and distribution in a room is very important for creating and maintaining a healthy indoor environment. The present study used a CFD program with a Lagrangian particle tracking method to predict particle dispersion and concentration distribution in ventilated rooms. Since the Lagrangian method could generate great(More)
Fast indoor airflow simulations are necessary for building emergency management, preliminary design of sustainable buildings, and real-time indoor environment control. The simulation should also be informative since the airflow motion, temperature distribution, and contaminant concentration are important. Unfortunately, none of the current indoor airflow(More)
This is to certify that I have examined this copy of a master's thesis by Qingyan Chen and have found that it is complete and satisfactory in all respects, and that any and all revisions required by the final examining committee have been made. i Acknowledgements This thesis would not have been possible without the support of many people. With much(More)