Simulation of wind driven ventilative cooling systems for an apartment building in Beijing and Shanghai

  title={Simulation of wind driven ventilative cooling systems for an apartment building in Beijing and Shanghai},
  author={Guilherme Carrilho da Graça and Q. Y. Chen and Leon Glicksman and Leslie K. Norford},
  journal={Energy and Buildings},
Abstract This paper presents a performance evaluation of two passive cooling strategies, daytime ventilation and night cooling, for a generic, six-story suburban apartment building in Beijing and Shanghai. The investigation uses a coupled, transient simulation approach to model heat transfer and airflow in the apartments. Wind-driven ventilation is simulated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Occupant thermal comfort is accessed using Fanger’s comfort model. The results show that night… Expand
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