Assessing multizone airflow software

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Multizone models form the basis of most computer simulations of airflow and pollutant transport in buildings. In order to promote computational efficiency, some multizone simulation programs, such as COMIS and CONTAM, restrict the form that their flow models may take. While these tools allow scientists and engineers to explore a wide range of building airflow problems, increasingly their use has led to new questions not answerable by the current generation of programs. This paper, directed at software developers working on the next generation of building airflow models, identifies structural aspects of COMIS and related programs that prevent them from easily ... continued below

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Lorenzetti, D.M. December 1, 2001.

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Multizone models form the basis of most computer simulations of airflow and pollutant transport in buildings. In order to promote computational efficiency, some multizone simulation programs, such as COMIS and CONTAM, restrict the form that their flow models may take. While these tools allow scientists and engineers to explore a wide range of building airflow problems, increasingly their use has led to new questions not answerable by the current generation of programs. This paper, directed at software developers working on the next generation of building airflow models, identifies structural aspects of COMIS and related programs that prevent them from easily incorporating desirable new airflow models. The paper also suggests criteria for evaluating alternate simulation environments for future modeling efforts.

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"This work was supported by the Office of Non-proliferation Research and Engineering, Chemical and Biological National Security Program of National Nuclear Security Administration under the Department of Energy..."

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Dec 2001

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  • Report No.: LBNL--47653
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/795952 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 795952
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc733460

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Lorenzetti, D.M. Assessing multizone airflow software, report, December 1, 2001; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc733460/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.