[Bldg-sim] Simulation of a hollow ventilated wall

aizazsamuel aizazsamuel at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 2 07:55:02 PDT 2021

Hello Mohammad,

My work of modelling dynamic insulation (air permeable walls) may be of 
interest. I used mass flow network (zonal method) linked dynamic thermal 
simulation approach available within ESP-r to approximate the physics.

MSc dissertation: http://www.esru.strath.ac.uk/Documents/MSc_2002/samuel.pdf

Research paper: 



*Aizaz Samuel, PhD, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD*

Building Performance Specialist

Pratus Group Inc.

(t) 416.947.6919

(e) aizaz.samuel at pratusgroup.com

On 30/06/2021 18:17, Mohammad Rezvanpour via Bldg-sim wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I hope all is well with you.
> The goal is to simulate a *hollow ventilated wall* (Air or water could 
> travel through the wall -- interior and exterior) for its *energy 
> performance*, but I need to know what options I have. I can indeed use 
> CFX (a tool inside the ANSYS workbench) to do such simulations, but I 
> would like to know if there is a simpler, more efficient, or more 
> recent program that I can use.
> I greatly appreciate your suggestions in advance.
> Best,
> Mohammad
> -- 
> *Kind regards,*
> Mohammad Rezvanpour
> PhD student of Building Science and Engineering /(CEE department),
> /Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE)/, /University of 
> Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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