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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been rapidly catching on as an invaluable tool for indoor airflow analysis. Practitioners eventually face a choice between using commercial or open-source CFD software. Open-source CFD packages are an attractive option due to their affordability and ever-increasing capabilities. Potential drawbacks are their accuracy and the relatively steep learning curve that goes along with any open source software platform. This session will showcase several open source CFD tools for various indoor airflow and contaminant modeling applications. Comparisons to commercial CFD packages will be made and the return on investment of open source tools will be evaluated.
1. Fast Fluid Dynamics for Energy Efficient Building Design and Operation
Wangda Zuo, Ph.D., Member, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
2. The Return on Investment: Modeling a Commercial Kitchen with Open CFD Tools
Duncan Phyfe, Associate Member, Alden Research Laboratory, Holden, MA
3. Assessment of the CFD-0 module of CONTAM for Airborne Contaminant Transport Modeling in Hospital and Laboratory Applications
Bruno Perazzo Pedroso Barbosa, DSc, Associate Member, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil