Effect of the turbulence model on the heat ventilation analysis in a box prototype
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Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of technology, University of M’sila, M’sila Algeria.
Electrical Engineering Laboratory (LGE), University of M’sila, M’sila, Algeria.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of technology, University of M’sila, M’sila Algeria.
Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Submission date: 2020-04-03
Final revision date: 2020-07-10
Acceptance date: 2020-07-13
Online publication date: 2020-07-15
Publication date: 2020-09-02
Corresponding author
Benguesmia Hani   

Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of technology, University of M’sila, M’sila Algeria.
Diagnostyka 2020;21(3):55-66
Investigations of the flow in a building system are crucial for understanding the fundamental basis of the aerodynamic structure characteristics. The CFD simulations were conducted using ANSYS Fluent 17.0 software, which solves the Navier-Stokes equations in conjunction with different turbulence models and by a finite volume discretization method. Particularly, a comparison between the experimental and standard k-ω, BSL k-ω, SST k-ω, standard k-ɛ, RNG k-ɛ and Realizable k-ɛ turbulence model has been developed. The comparison between the founded results affirms that the standard k-ω turbulence model is the most efficient to model the air flow in the present application. Indeed, the numerical results compared using the experimental data developed in the LASEM laboratory confirms the validity of the numerical method. The good agreements validate the considered computational method.
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