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11 Comparison of indices of indoor air quality for underfloor- and overhead-air distribution systems using computational fluid dynamics

Dr Bassam Dally, Prof Sam Luxton and Ms Elizabeth Smith
Lei Chen
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Benjamin Miners
This project aims to compare under-floor air distribution (UFAD) and over-head air distribution (OHAD) systems for a model room using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with respect to:
(i) vertical and horizontal temperature gradients at steady-state,
(ii) vertical and horizontal air velocity gradients at steady-state,
(iii) draught rating at specified room locations at steady-state,
(iv) thermal response times to steady-state, and
(v) the energy requirements to maintain steady-state

Ben Cazzolato