Article | Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany | VEPZO - Velocity Propagating Zonal Model for the prediction of airflow pattern and temperature distribution in enclosed spaces

Title:
VEPZO - Velocity Propagating Zonal Model for the prediction of airflow pattern and temperature distribution in enclosed spaces
Author:
Victor Norrefeldt: Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics, Germany Gunnar Grün: Fraunhofer-Institute for Building Physics, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076279
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany
Issue:
076
Article no.:
028
Pages:
279-286
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-19
ISBN:
978-91-7519-826-2
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper presents the VEPZO-model (VElocity Propagating ZOnal model); a discretized airflow model for indoor spaces implemented in Modelica. The model can be used to predict airflow and temperature distribution in a room. The main feature of the VEPZO model is that each zone has a characteristic velocity depending on entering and leaving airflows. This characteristic velocity is propagated into space ensuring the propagation of driving airflows. The VEPZO model can be interfaced to other models of the Modelica.Standard library. In an application example a displacement ventilation in a twin-aisle aircraft cabin is investigated.

Keywords: zonal model; airflow modeling; Modelica

Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Victor Norrefeldt, Gunnar Grün
Title:
VEPZO - Velocity Propagating Zonal Model for the prediction of airflow pattern and temperature distribution in enclosed spaces
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp12076279
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Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Victor Norrefeldt, Gunnar Grün
Title:
VEPZO - Velocity Propagating Zonal Model for the prediction of airflow pattern and temperature distribution in enclosed spaces
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp12076279
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