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Papakonstantinou, K A and Kiranoudis, C T and Markatos, N C (2000) Mathematical modeling of environmental conditions inside historical buildings. The case of the archaeological museum of Athens. Energy and Buildings, 31 (3). pp. 211-220. ISSN 03787788

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Indoor pollutants can damage cultural property stored in museums, art galleries, libraries and archives. A relatively small number of measurements available for the interiors are restricted to just a few gases. The paper draws attention to the lack of information about the airborne pollutants' dispersion of museum interiors and presents a mathematical model, implemented in a general computer code, that can provide detailed information on velocity and temperature as well as pollutants' concentrations prevailing in three-dimensional buildings of any geometrical complexity, for given external meteorological conditions. The model involves the partial differential equations governing flow and heat transfer, in large enclosures, containing heat and pollutants sources. Turbulent flow is simulated and buoyancy effects are taken into account. The model allows for such practical aspects of the problems under consideration as blockages, internal heat and contaminants loads, external weather conditions, the presence of people, etc. The model is used to assess the environmental conditions inside the main Hall of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (Myceane Hall) with external conditions corresponding to Ministry of Environment summer and winter days.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic building; Natural ventilation; Modelling; Indoor air quality; Thermal comfort; Pollution
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English > Simulation
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2008 09:36
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 11:17

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