Numerical and Experimental study of the indoor environmental Conditions of a large Athletic hall (wrestling hall) using ansys 15

  • Mohammed R.K.Alsheekh Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering College, University of Basrah, Basrah -Iraq
  • Ali A.Monem Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering College, University of Basrah, Basrah -Iraq
  • Emad Abdullah Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering College, University of Basrah, Basrah -Iraq
Keywords: Large Enclosure, Athletic Hall, CFD model, IAQ.

Abstract

This study investigates numerically and experimentally the environmental conditions
prevailing in a large mechanically ventilated athletic hall, with the aid of the computational
fluid dynamics by ANSYS 15 program. The indoor space of the building was simulated in the
ANSYS 15 program environment and the model results were validated against experimental
data collected during a 7-day campaign in the hall. The measurements included airflow
characteristics at different locations of the indoor space, as well as surface temperatures of the
indoor materials. Having obtained good agreement between experimental and numerical
results, different scenarios were applied in the model to investigate the environmental
conditions prevailing in the hall under different ventilation and occupational conditions. These
regard air-conditioning and cooling modes, as well as empty and full hall during an athletic
event. The velocity, temperature and relative humidity were studied and results revealed
dynamic behavior of the fields, significantly altering with the different considered cases.
Published
2019-04-18
Section
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