Sustainable ventilation strategies in buildings: CFD research

Cuce, E., Sher, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-2890-5912, Sadiq, H., Cuce, P.M., Guclu, T. and Besir, A.B., 2019. Sustainable ventilation strategies in buildings: CFD research. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 36: 100540. ISSN 2213-1388

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Developing technology and architectural design techniques have affected the field of architecture to a great extent. As a result, human comfort has become increasingly important in recent years. A natural ventilation cooling strategy which serves as the alternative to the air-conditioning system has been effectively employed in high-rise office buildings in western countries. This paper discusses the possibility of using natural ventilation strategy in school buildings. It evaluates some of the key issues associated with natural ventilation design and school buildings, including its the types, its working principles and limitations of passive ventilation, its effects and forms of natural ventilation when used in libraries, offices, auditoriums and dormitory buildings. This work also evaluates and how does the effects of architectural design on the passive ventilation such as orientation, depth of room, the atrium and solar chimney. Based on case studies on Queens building at De Montfort University, Liberty tower of Meiji University and simulation regarding ecological dormitory building in China. These three buildings have been selected to operate as simultaneously in different climatic and thermal comfort conditions. It is concluded that single-side ventilation and cross-ventilation can have good effect on cooling and improving air quality in school buildings with different functions as long as the height and depth of rooms are properly designed. Solar wall and solar chimney can also be employed to enhance natural ventilation performance based on the principle of stack effect.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Creators: Cuce, E., Sher, F., Sadiq, H., Cuce, P.M., Guclu, T. and Besir, A.B.
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Date: December 2019
Volume: 36
ISSN: 2213-1388
S2213138819302528Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: Copyright: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Jul 2022 14:23
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 14:23

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