Measurement set-up for the verification of CFD modeling used in a design study for a local bench heating system for churches

M.E.A. Schoffelen, D. Neilen, H.L. Schellen

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Abstract

Within a European research project on the heating of churches a local heating system, mounted into the pews, is being developed. The goal of the project is to design a heating system that provides a comfortable climate for people and that is compatible with the preservation of historical churches and their interior. The evaluation of different variants of the pew heating system by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) plays an important role in the design study. These CFD calculations should be verified with measurements in order to obtain reliable results. First a simplified environment with known boundary conditions was used to determine the characteristics of the heating systems, both in CFD modeling and measurements. In this paper the measurement set-up and methods as well as the qualitative and quantitative outcomes are presented. The measurements of air temperatures, surface temperatures, air velocities and the visualization of the airflows in the set-up are used for verification. The first simulation results show good correspondence with the measurements. In this way it is possible to determine in a simplified environment how the heating systems should be modeled. Afterwards these models can be implemented in a more complex geometry with real boundary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture, Eindhoven, September 19-21, 2004
EditorsM.H. Wit, de
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Pages821-826
Volume2
ISBN (Print)90-386-1636-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Eventconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22 - Eindhoven
Duration: 19 Sep 200422 Sep 2004

Conference

Conferenceconference; 21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture; 2004-09-19; 2004-09-22
Abbreviated titlePLEA 21
CityEindhoven
Period19/09/0422/09/04
Other21st PLEA international conference Passive and low energy architecture

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