E3S Web Conf.
Volume 85, 2019EENVIRO 2018 – Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Computational Fluid Dynamics in Built Environment|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Numerical analysis of the thermal comfort in a church building
Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iaşi, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Building Services, 700050 Iaşi, Romania
2 Aix-Marseille Université, IUSTI UMR 7343, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the monitoring campaigns, we have evaluated the indoor microclimate in a church. Most church buildings are characterised by low thermal comfort due primarily to their architecture, heating huge volume of air. The CFD tools was used for thermal comfort evaluation in case of the existing heating system during the winter season. The simulation model was validated with experimental data and it was used for thermal and air velocity profiles in the occupancy zone of churchgoers. The aim of the paper is the study the feasibility of maintaining the heritage values of the churches while achieving the significant improvement of the thermal comfort.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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