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CONTAM Documentation

CONTAM User Guide and Program Documentation

CONTAM User Guide and Program Documentation version 3.4 revision 1 - Last updated August 2020.

Coupled Multizone-CFD

The ability to perform coupled simulations between the CONTAM multizone model and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was introduced in CONTAM version 3.0. The CFD model that was integrated into CONTAM is referred to as CFD0 which incorporates a zero-order turbulence model. Below are background documentation of the capability along with a tutorial and example files to introduce this coupled multizone-CFD analysis capability.

  • Multizone-CFD Tutorial Provides detailed guidance and example files to get you started using the CFD capabilities of CONTAM.

  • Wang, L. (2007). Coupling of Multizone and CFD Programs for Building Airflow and Contaminant Transport Simulations. PhD Dissertation. Purdue University, Lafayette.

  • Wang, L. (2010). Using CFD Capabilities of CONTAM 3.0 for Simulating Airflow and Contaminant Transport in and around Buildings. HVAC&R Research Journal 16(6).

Network Airflow Calculations

AIRNET is the predecessor to CONTAM. While CONTAM capabilities have improved upon AIRNET, this document provides background information on the airflow analysis capabilities of CONTAM including verification test cases.

AIRNET Program Documentation [PDF: 10.6 MB]

Created March 9, 2018, Updated August 11, 2020