Improvements in FFD modeling by using different numerical schemes

Wangda Zuo, Jianjun Hu, Qingyan Chen

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Abstract

Indoor environment design and air management in buildings requires fast simulation of air distribution. A fast fluid dynamics (FFD) model seems very promising. This work was to develop the FFD by improving its speed and accuracy. Enhancement of computing speed can be realized by modifying the time-splitting method. Improvements in accuracy were achieved by replacing the finite-difference scheme by the finite-volume method and by proposing a correction function for mass conservation. Using the new FFD model for several indoor air flows, the results show significant reduction in computing time and great improvements on accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications

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