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Airflow behavior in particle transmission in an office building

Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Putra, Jouvan Chandra Pratama and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Nagapan, Sasitharan (2016) Airflow behavior in particle transmission in an office building. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (10). ISSN 18196608

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The utilization of energy in office building is mostly for create comfort and health for employee to work. However, it always consume energy excessively which is caused from the utilization of air-conditioning. The high demand of energy adopted from air-conditioning is to dilute indoor air particle. This article is about a parametric study of inlet air supply position for identifying the effectiveness of airflow behaviour of a room to dilute indoor air particle. It was carried out using COMSOL Multiphysics software of modelling and simulation approach. In simulation stage, the first process was to simulate the airflow behavior and the second was to assess its behaviour to dilute indoor air particle. Results from the simulation indicated that effectiveness of airflow behaviour in diluting indoor air particle are affected by inlet air supply position, outlet position and barrier condition in the room. Thus, these indicate that to improve IAQ of a room it needs to properly understand the airflow behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: airflow; COMSOL multiphysics; parametric study; barrier condition; simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 07:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8476
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