Design and assessment of a very large-scale CFD industrial ventilation flowfield simulation


Presents design and solution adequacy assessments for a five million node CFD prediction of the mixed ventilation flow field in an industrial facility.  The two-storey plant footprint approximates a football field, and the interior contains over 100 geometrical/thermal entities requiring detailed meshing definition. Simulation design decisions and software selections led to construction of a non-conformal block meshing, domain-decomposed for parallel execution.  Details the simulation decision process and interprets the generated solution for flow details and assessments of solution quality.

Primary Author(s): Baker A J., Winowich N S., Wong K L

Source: ASHRAE Trans., 2002, vol.108, part 1, paper number AC-02-17-2, p999-1004, 7 figs., refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103967 Abs 20022456

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