CONTAM88 Building Input Files for Multi-Zone Airflow and Contaminant Dispersal Modeling.
CONTAM88 Building Input Files for Multi-Zone Airflow and
Contaminant Dispersal Modeling.
Fang, J. B.; Persily, A. K.
NISTIR 5440; 54 p. June 1994.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-194388
air flow modeling; contaminant dispersal; building
technology; computer modeling; infiltration; modeling;
Input files for the multi-zone airflow and contaminant
dispersal computer program CONTAM88 are described for
four large buildings. The files were developed for a
twelve-story multi-family residential building, a
five-story mechanically-ventilated office building with
an atrium, a seven-story mechanically-ventilated office
building with an underground parking garage, and a
one-story school building. The physical characteristics
of each building and its idealization as a multi-zone
airflow system are described. These input files enable a
user to employ CONTAM88 to study airflow and contaminant
dispersal in these large buildings without developing
building idealizations and inputting them into CONTAM88.
Results of selected computer simulations are presented
to demonstrate the effects of wind speed, indoor-outdoor
temperature difference, and the percentage of outdoor
air intake in the supply air on air change rates and
interzonal airflows for these four buildings.
Appendices are also included that contain a building
component leakage database useful in multi-zone airflow
modeling and updated information on the use of CONTAM88.