Literature on CoolVent

The beginning of CoolVent (PhD thesis) Tan, G. “Study of Natural Ventilation Design by Integrating the Multi-zone Model with CFD Simulation.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005. Download here

Development of CoolVent and study on steady state multiplicity (PhD thesis) Yuan, J. “Transition Dynamics Between the Multiple Steady States in Natural Ventilation Systems: From Theories to Applications in Optimal Controls.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007. Download here

Introduction to CoolVent and sample simulations (Conference paper) Menchaca-Brandan, MA, and R. L. Glicksman. “Coolvent: A Multizone Airflow and Thermal Analysis Simulator for Natural Ventilation in Buildings.” In Proceedings of SimBuild, 1–8, 2008. 

Implementation of thermal comfort into CoolVent (MSc thesis)  Rich, R. E. “Expansion and User Study of CoolVent: Inclusion of Thermal Comfort Models in an Early-design Natural Ventilation Tool.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011. Download here

Use of CoolVent to design the natural ventilation system of the HULIC headquarters in Tokyo (Conference paper) Menchaca-Brandan, Maria-Alejandra, Stephen Ray, and Leon R. Glicksman. “Design of Practical Hybrid Ventilation Building in Central Tokyo.” ASHRAE Transactions 118, no. 1 (2012): 567.

Implementation of thermal stratification profile into CoolVent’s results (PhD thesis) Menchaca Brandan, María Alejandra. “Study of Airflow and Thermal Stratification in Naturally Ventilated Rooms.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012. Download here

Accounting for air momentum in a high air speed ventilation shaft (PhD thesis) Ray, Stephen Douglas. “Modeling Buoyancy-driven Airflow in Ventilation Shafts.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012. Download here