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Special Issue "Numerical Simulations of Building Thermal and Indoor Air Quality"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 3270
Special Issue Editor
Interests: inverse problems; adjoint problem; physical model; numerical simulation; sensor; Sense-City
Special Issue Information
Thanks to the development of Building Information Modelling, digital twin has become a relevant tool for conducting transversal studies involving various fields, e.g. thermal building and indoor air quality, in view of tackling actual environmental issues. In the building sector, important energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gas emission can be achieved. Nevertheless, the air quality and comfort of the occupants should not be omitted. A global interdisciplinary vision must be considered, and both digital twin and numerical simulations can contribute to this task. Indeed, many works have shown the abilities of these simulations, which can allow researchers to perform cartography and prediction of physical phenomena, detection of anomalies and design via virtual testing of innovative solutions.
For this Special Issue, we are seeking original academic and industrial contributions using numerical simulations for building physics applications, especially regarding thermal building and air quality problems. Numerical studies can be proposed at the material, wall, and/or building scale. Research may discuss conventional buildings and sustainable constructions made of bio-based or raw earth materials.
The proposed Special Issue is not limited to the building domain; interaction between outdoor and indoor environments may be of particular interest. Lastly, validation of numerical simulations using experimental results and/or the proposition of numerical strategies combining simulation and sensor outputs would be highly appreciated.
Dr. Julien WAEYTENS
Manuscript Submission Information
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- indoor air quality
- thermal building
- digital twin
- numerical simulations
- virtual testing
- inverse problems