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Optimization of Wind Louver Angle By CFD Simulation

  • Piao, Gensong (Department of Architecture, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Shon, Donghwa (Department of Architecture, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Kim, Youngwoo (Department of Architecture, Seoul National University) ;
  • Lee, Jungwon (Department of Architecture, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Choi, Jaepil (Department of Architecture, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2016.08.31
  • Accepted : 2016.11.03
  • Published : 2016.12.30

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the optimal angle of a wind louver that would induce the optimal wind speed for indoor. Being controlled to have an optimized angle depending on the direction from which wind is blowing and the wind speed, the wind louver to be installed on the building envelop comes to create indoor comfort through a constant wind speed using the function that reduces the indoor wind speed by changing the angle when the wind speed is not lower than a certain level and makes wind flow into the room to the maximum when the wind direction is adverse to catching the wind or the wind speed is not higher than a certain level. To determine the optimal wind louver angle, a core-centered office building with cross-ventilation problems in the climate of Seoul, Korea, which experiences four distinct seasons, was considered for analysis in this study. A module 1 office space model was used for the CFD simulation to analyze the average indoor wind speed with respect to the outdoor wind speed (varied between 1 and 8 m/s), the wind louver angle, and the outdoor wind direction (varied between $0^{\circ}$ and $180^{\circ}$ in steps of $10^{\circ}$).

Keywords

Wind;CFD;Wind Louver;Eco-friendly Architecture;Indoor Comfort

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Chungnam National University

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