4.423J / 2.661J
Architectural Thermal and Fluid Dynamics

Prereq: 2.005, 4.42, or 2.25
3-2-7 H-Level Grad Credit

Application of heat transfer and fluid dynamics to the air flows within buildings. Analytic models of coupled flow and heat transfer for wind and buoyancy controlled natural ventilation. Stability of multiple equilibrium solutions. Analysis of displacement ventilation, jet flows and diffusers. Use of similitude in laboratory scale models. Multi node and multi zone models, and computational fluid dynamics. Displacement ventilation, data center cooling Measurement techniques within real buildings.