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October 04, 2012

October 2012 Chapter Lunch Meeting

October 04, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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the Old Spaghetti Factory
1610 East Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93710
October 2012 Chapter Lunch Meeting

$30.00 Member Ticket October 2012 Chapter Lunch Meeting
$25.00 Earlybird rate before October 2

$35.00 Guest Ticket October 2012 Chapter Lunch Meeting
$30.00 Earlybird rate before October 2

$15.00 Studen Ticket October 2012 Chapter Lunch Meeting
$10.00 Earlybird rate before October 2

Please join us for a great lunch and interesting presentation on

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Introductions and Applications to HVAC & Fire Simulations

by Heejin Park, Ph.D., P.E. of Flonomix, Inc.


Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis is the problem solving process of fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena that are governed by the fundamental laws of physics. As a result of CFD analysis, detailed information for velocity, pressure, temperature, and smoke concentration is acquired in any given point within the space. This technique has widely been applied to various engineering applications including automobile and aircraft design, and recently HVAC/IAQ/Fire Protection industry is starting to utilize CFD techniques rigorously for a performance based approach design, design optimization, and validation of systems. Some of the advantages of CFD are that this technology not only provides exact, reliable, and highly detailed data for design engineers but helps to reduce cost and time since analysis can be done before physical modification/installation. In this seminar, I will mainly introduce this technique and share some of the examples on how to utilize this technique to various Fire/Smoke Management System applications and discuss what preparation is necessary for the CFD analysis.


Heejin J. Park has been leading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)/R&D division at Flonomix, Inc. located in Portland, Oregon. He has extensively applied computational airflow simulation techniques to various HVAC/IAQ Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) applications, fire protection analysis, and toxic chemical spreading simulation for last 20 years. He also has researched on advanced HVAC systems including thermal displacement ventilation and adapted computational simulation as a tool to verify the effectiveness of displacement ventilation system. He published numerous technical papers and has been frequently invited for presentation of his work at technical conferences/meetings in his fields. He holds a bachelor degree from Seoul National University and a master degree from Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in mechanical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and an active member of ASHRAE.

He recently moved to Portland, OR from Minneapolis, MN with his family. Before he moved, he had taught graduate and undergraduate in Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Minnesota State University at St. Cloud.

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