Přednáška americké profesorky Ulrike Passe z Iowa State University, ředitelky Center for Building Energy Research.
The lecture will focus on the impact of spatial composition on the effectiveness of passive cooling by natural ventilation in a comparative study of the conical roofed Harran houses in Turkey and a passive solar home in the Midwest of the United States. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations using OpenFoam were used to investigate the fundamental airflow characteristics and the resulting interior temperature and velocity profiles. The simulations were initialized as well as validated with measured field data. Subsequently, we tested the impact of the interconnected spatial composition of the buildings on their cooling potentials. The talk will close with currently ongoing research into urban energy modeling integrating satellite data and urban vegetation into the evaluation.