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Advances in Building Energy Research

Special Issue on Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design

Deadline: 1 July 2019

This special issue seeks papers related to recent developments in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in building design. While there are existing special issues that have successfully covered a broad range of topics in the application of CFD in building design, there are limited special issues that have summarized recent developments. For example, due to the recent advances in the computational resources and unique features of CFD to simultaneously predict airflow, heat transfer, and contaminant transport, CFD has uniquely positioned itself in building industry as a powerful tool in design of energy-efficient buildings. This is a paradigm shift from the conventional perception that CFD is an expensive modelling approach in building industry. Therefore, in this special issue, the guest editors will encourage researchers from academia or building industry to share their recent developments in the application of CFD in building design. Example of encouraged topics for this special issues are:

  • Advanced modelling of thermal comfort in buildings or in the built environment
  • Benefits of challenges of using newly developed CFD simulation tools targeted towards building industry
  • Co-simulation of CFD with other simulation models
  • Development of a framework focused on architects and engineers during CFD model preparation to ensure accuracy of the CFD model
  • Examples of recent industry-driven projects that have benefited from CFD
  • Integration of machine learning techniques with CFD to expedite accurate prediction of variables
  • Novel approaches to design natural, mechanical, or hybrid ventilation systems
  • Novel CFD simulation approaches to retrofit existing building components
  • Prediction of airflow, contaminant, fire, or smoke in buildings and in the built environment
  • Review challenges and benefits of using cloud computing resources beyond traditional computational resources
  • Recent application of CFD in assessing efficiency of building system energy systems or predicting Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Seamless integration of CFD with other pre-processing and post-processing tools in building design

Advances in Building Energy Research

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Editorial information

  • Principal Guest Editor: Mohammad Heidarinejad, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (muh182@iit.edu)
  • Co-Editor: Jelena Srebric. Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Director, Cluster of Sustainability in the Built Environment (jsrebric@umd.edu)

Submission guidelines

Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019