CFD analysis of convective heat transfer coefficients on the exterior surfaces of a cubic building

T.W.J. Defraeye, B.J.E. Blocken, J.E. Carmeliet

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Abstract

The forced convective heat transfer at the surfaces of a cubic building in an atmospheric boundary layer is investigated with CFD. Heat transfer in the boundary layer is modelled using low-Reynolds number modelling (LRNM) and standard wall functions (SWF). SWF are found to overestimate the convective heat transfer coefficient (CHTC) significantly. Using customised wall functions (CWF) for temperature, derived from LRNM data, a good agreement with LRNM is found for the CHTC, with relatively coarse grids in the near-wall region, compared to LRNM. Furthermore, correlations of the CHTC with the wind speed are reported for the windward surface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Urban Climate, 29 June – 3 July 2009, Yokohama, Japan
Pages1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC7), June 29–July 3, 2009, Yokohama, Japan - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 29 Jun 20093 Jul 2009
http://www.ide.titech.ac.jp/~icuc7/

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC7), June 29–July 3, 2009, Yokohama, Japan
Abbreviated titleICUC7
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period29/06/093/07/09
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