With the help of a couple of project examples, the talk will discuss different methodologies for simulating natural ventilation in indoor and semi-outdoor spaces. Beginning with the basic natural ventilation design concepts, the talk will focus on motivation, methodology, and goal of simulation appropriate for each project example.
About the Speaker
Pratik Raval is an expert in the fields of low-energy building physics and human comfort in built environments. As a project manager, he is responsible for developing and validating architecturally integrated climate responsive concepts and helps in designing comfortable built environments with minimal impact on natural environment. The scope of these concepts ranges from large scale master plan in desert climate to museum building with very stringent requirements in northern climate to high-rise office tower in tropical climate. He has been a part of many nationally and internationally recognized projects.