Computational Building Physics using COMSOL Multiphysics

A.W.M. van Schijndel
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

This paper presents a first modeling guide for the modeling and simulation of Heat, Air & Moisture (HAM) transport of building constructions using COMSOL with Matlab.

The aim of the paper is to provide a relative easy access to HAM modeling and simulation for people who have only minor experience with Matlab and COMSOL.

Keynote speaker's biography: Ir. Ing. A.W.M. (Jos) van Schijndel, 1987 Ing. Physics Engineering at Fontys Polytechnical School, Eindhoven. 1991 Research Engineer at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). 1998 Ir. Physics at TU/e. Since 1999 Assistant Professor for Building Physics and Systems Unit, Department of building and architecture TU/e, activity: Research & Education on Integrated Heat Air and Moisture Modeling and Simulation for Building Physics and Systems.

A.W.M. van Schijndel was one of the keynote speakers at the COMSOL User's Conference, fall 2006 in Eindhoven.