PD Research Project
Conference ,,The 2nd Conference of the Young Researchers from TUCEB,,  Bucharest, 17-18 November 2011

International conference ,,11th International Conference for Enhaced Building Operation - ICEBO 2011"

Research exposition 2011 and Inventika 2011 - Participation of UTCB

Solar Decathlon 2012

Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.
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Principal investigator:

Name:  Florin BODE
Address: Bd-ul Pache Protopopescu Nr. 66, Sector 2,
cod 73232, Bucuresti, Romania
Tel: +40212524280
Email: florinbode@yahoo.com
       HVAC systems have to provide clean air and to maintain comfortable conditions for the occupants. Usually applied total volume ventilation (TV) is inefficient because clean and cool air supplied has time to mix with the polluted warm air from the room before it is inhaled. TV is also energy consuming due to the principle of generating an uniform environment in the entire room, including areas which are not occupied.

      Personalized ventilation (PV) is a new development in the field of air distribution for buildings but is widely used in the automotive, train wagons, aircraft cabins. The main idea of PV is to provide clean air close to the face of each occupant and to improve thermal comfort in his microenvironment.

      Main objectives of the current project are:

     1. Studying and developing innovative passive methods for generation of free isothermal and non-isothermal jets with different characteristics;
     2. Studying and optimizing the interaction of the jets with the thermal flows generated by human body with focus on cooling effect and supply of personalized air to the breathing zone;

     3. Development and integration in a real environment of two innovative prototypes, one with high mixing and one with reduced mixing;

     4. Patenting innovative prototypes of air diffusers for PV.

    Project's objectives will be achieved both through parallel numerical simulation of the flow and by experimental measurements by optical diagnostics techniques.