Convective heat transfer modelling in offices with night cooling

Doctoraatsproefschrift Kim GoethalsDoctoral dissertation Kim Goethals

Kim Goethals obtained in 2012 a doctorate in engineering: architecture. His dissertation dealt with "Convective heat transfer modelling in offices with night cooling" (supervisor: prof. A. Janssens). He examined whether building designers are able to accurately predict the performance of night ventilation with today's dynamic building energy simulation programs (BES) and investigated the influence of the room/system design of a generic landscape office on the convective heat transfer during night ventilation. During the investigations he did experiments in a PASLINK cell and he performed BES and CFD simulations. His results revealed the defect of the BES approach to model the convective heat transfer and illustrated the far-reaching impact of the room/system design on the night ventilation performance. Kim Goethals finally proposed to couple BES with CFD based surrogate models.

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Doctoral student: Kim Goethals
Public defense: 2012-06-06
Supervisor: prof. Arnold Janssens

Examination Board:
prof. Rik Van de Walle, voorzitter
prof. Arnold Janssens, promotor, UGent - vakgroep Architectuur en Stedenbouw (EA01)
prof. Ian Beausoleil-Morrison, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
prof. Wim Boydens, secretaris, UGent - vakgroep Architectuur en Stedenbouw (EA01)
prof. Hilde Breesch, Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent
prof. Michel De Paepe, UGent - vakgroep Elektrische Energie, Metalen, Mechanische Constructies en Systemen (EA08)
ereprof. ir. Erik Dick, UGent - vakgroep Elektrische Energie, Metalen, Mechanische Constructies en Systemen (EA08)
prof. Dirk Saelens, K.U.Leuven

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