Two-day meeting 17-18th Dec 2018 in Cambridge - indoor-outdoor exchanges

We were delighted to hold our first 2-day event and our first event jointly hosted with the Urban Fluid Mechanics Special Interest Group in Cambridge on 17th-18th December 2018. The event was attended by around 60 delegates and the two days provided a stimulating programme (see below for details):

Monday December 17

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee and welcome

Session 1: Chair Cath Noakes

10.30 – 11.15: Keynote: Vina Kukadia, Building Research Establishment. Providing quality indoor air for health, wellbeing and productivity

11.15 – 11.25 Maarten van Reeuwijk, Imperial College London Overview of the Urban Fluid Mechanics SIG

11.25 –11.35 Cath Noakes Overview of the Low Energy Ventilation Network SIG

11.35—11.55 Xiaoming Cai, University of Birmingham Modelling outdoor photochemical oxidants and ultrafine particles in urban canopy

11.55—12.15 Nicola Carslaw, University of York INDAIRPOLLNET: a new European network for indoor air pollution

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

Session 2: Chair Tong Xie

13.15 – 14.00 Keynote: Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology/ KU Leuven LES over RANS in urban fluid dynamics: a foregone conclusion?

14.00– 14.20 Alan Robins, University of Surrey Exploring aspects of pressure, concentration and velocity fluctuations at the MAGIC site

14.20—14.40 Anna Coppel, ARUP Predicting and evaluating air quality in stations

14.40—15.00 Simon Parker, DSTL Indoor exposure to outdoor particles – Modelling integrated exposure in multizone buildings and historical building ingress data

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee/tea

15.30 – 16.30 Panel debate on research challenges in the indoor-outdoor interface. Panellists: Andy Acred (Fosters and Partners), Pietro Salizzoni (Ecole Central Lyon) , Guillerme, Vina Kukudia (BRE), Laetitia Mottet (Imperial College London). Convener: Paul Linden (Cambridge)

16.30 - 17.00 Poster quickfire

17.00 – 18.00 Poster reception

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in Churchill College


Tuesday December 18

Session 1: Chair Maarten van Reeuwijk

9.00 – 9.45 Guilherme Carrilho da Graca, University of Lisbon Impact of PM2.5 in naturally ventilated buildings.

9.45 –10.05 Paul Linden, University of Cambridge The indoor-outdoor connection in MAGIC

10.05– 10.25 Jon Winchester, Wirth Research Commercial application of hi-res modelling of indoor/outdoor air flow

10.25—10.45 Janet Barlow, University of Reading The indoor-outdoor connection in REFRESH.

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee/tea

Session 2: Chair Cath Noakes

11.15 – 11.45 Tong Xie, University of Southampton Sharing data on urban indoor-outdoor flows

11.45 – 12.45 SIG-specific discussions

· LEVN: Datasets and measurement standards for indoor environments

· UFM: Datasets and proposal updates

12.45 – 13.00 Wrap up

13.00 Lunch