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Flow Regimes and Thermal Comfort Around Spectators in Air Conditioned Squash Courts

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Hesham S. A. Munem, ElSayed K. Abou El Kassem, Essam E. Khalil

Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Paper No. DETC2011-47629, pp. 77-82; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/DETC2011-47629
From:
  • ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Washington, DC, USA, August 28–31, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5479-2
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Although there are still a number of squash arenas that are not air-conditioned or heated; Air conditioning of squash courts has become a trend when design and establishing new squash courts as well as other sporting arena. The current paper numerically investigates the influence of location and number of air conditioning supply and extracts openings on air flow properties in spectators’ area within a squash area. The present work focuses on predicting air flow patterns and thermal behaviour through investigating of the air flow regimes and moisture content inside the spectators’ area. Furthermore, the work investigates the heat transfer behaviour through analysing temperature and relative humidity profiles within the area. Moreover, carbon dioxide dispersion is investigated in order to recommend design features that aid to achieve the thermal comfort environment inside the studied area. The present investigation made use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation techniques as embedded in the commercially available code (FLUENT 6.2).

Copyright © 2011 by ASME

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