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Computational Fluid Dynamics for Built and Natural Environments

Authors: (John) Zhai, Zhiqiang

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  • Illustrates both the fundamentals and applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for solving realistic building and environmental problems with detailed examples 
  • Provides a practical handbook on preparing high-quality CFD simulations by following the inherent modeling procedure 
  • Presents the whole process of CFD modeling including the critical result analysis, quality assurance, and reporting 
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About this Textbook

This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of simulating and analyzing built and natural environments using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method. CFD offers a powerful tool for dealing with various scientific and engineering problems and is widely used in diverse industries. This book focuses on the most important aspects of applying CFD to the study of urban, buildings, and indoor and outdoor environments. Following the logical procedure used to prepare a CFD simulation, the book covers e.g. the governing equations, boundary conditions, numerical methods, modeling of different fluid flows, and various turbulence models. Furthermore, it demonstrates how CFD can be applied to solve a range of engineering problems, providing detailed hands-on exercises on air and water flow, heat transfer, and pollution dispersion problems that typically arise in the study of buildings and environments. The book also includes practical guidance on analyzing and reporting CFD results, as well as writing CFD reports/papers. 


About the authors

Dr. Zhai is a full professor of Architectural Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB). He received his PhD in Fluid Mechanics from Tsinghua University (China) and PhD in Building Technology from MIT (USA). Dr. Zhai is a Fellow of IBPSA (The International Building Performance Simulation Association) and ISIAQ (The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate) and an active member of ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers). He serves as an Associate Editor for Energy and Buildings Journal, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Building Simulation International Journal, Indoor and Built Environment, etc. He has received numerous distinctions, including the Young Researcher Award (2007) and the Research Development Award (2010) from UCB-CEAE, as well as the University Sustainability Award of Green Faculty (2008). Dr. Zhai was granted the Best Paper Awards by International Journal of Building Simulation in 2008 and 2018.  He received the William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship in Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2009 and the Japan JSPS Fellowship in 2018. He was selected as a Distinguished Lecturer by ASHRAE in 2014 and was awarded the “Changjiang Scholar” Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education of China in 2015. Dr. Zhai has been teaching the course “CFD Analysis for Built and Natural Environments” at UCB for over 15 years. 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduce CFD

    Pages 1-25

    Zhai, Zhiqiang (John)

  • Model Real Problems

    Pages 27-49

    Zhai, Zhiqiang (John)

  • Select Equations to Be Solved

    Pages 51-82

    Zhai, Zhiqiang (John)

  • Select Turbulence Modeling Method

    Pages 83-114

    Zhai, Zhiqiang (John)

  • Select Numerical Methods

    Pages 115-139

    Zhai, Zhiqiang (John)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Fluid Dynamics for Built and Natural Environments
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-820-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9820-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-819-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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