2.661J Architectural Thermal and Fluid Dynamics


Class Info

Application of heat transfer and fluid dynamics to airflows within buildings. Analytic models of coupled flow and heat transfer for wind- and buoyancy-controlled natural ventilation. Consideration of air exchange between buildings and urban canyons. Stability of multiple equilibrium solutions. Analysis of displacement ventilation, jet flows and diffusers. Multi-node and multi-zone models, and computational fluid dynamics. Use of similitude in laboratory scale models. Measurement techniques within real buildings.

This class has 2.005, 4.42, and 2.25 as prerequisites.

2.661J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. K. Norford and L. Glicksman.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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