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Génération automatique de modèles zonaux pour l'étude du comportement thermo-aéraulique des bâtiments

Marjorie Musy 1
1 CERMA - Centre de recherche méthodologique d'architecture
AAU - Ambiances architecturales et urbaines : UMR 1563
Abstract : This study consists in showing that it is possible to automatically build zonal models that allow to predict air movement, temperature distribution and air quality in the whole building. Zonal models are based on a rough partitioning of the rooms. It is an intermediate approach between one-node models and CFD models. One node models consider an homogeneous temperature in each room, and for that reason, do not permit to predict the thermal comfort in a room whereas CFD models require a great amount of simulation time. To achieve this aim, the zonal model was entirely reformulated as the connection of small sets of equations. The equations describe, either the state of a sub-zone of the partitioning (such sets of equations are called « cells »), or mass and energy transfers that occur between two sub-zones (then, they are called « interfaces »). There are various « cells » and « interfaces » to represent different air flows that occur in buildings. They all have been translated into SPARK objects that form a model library. Building a simulation consists in choosing the appropriate models to represent the rooms, and connecting them. The last stage has been automated. So, the only thing the user has to do is to give the partitioning and to choose the models to be implemented. The resulting set of equations is solved iteratively with SPARK. Results of simulations in 3D-rooms are presented and compared with experimental data. Examples of zonal models are also given. They are applied to the study of a group of two rooms, a building, and a room the geometry of which is complex.
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Marjorie Musy. Génération automatique de modèles zonaux pour l'étude du comportement thermo-aéraulique des bâtiments. Ingénierie de l'environnement. Université de La Rochelle, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-00492772⟩



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