Published in International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow Vol. 10 (5-6), pp. 616-633, 2000
Presents a numerical strategy for the aerodynamic analysis of large buildings, with an application to the simulation of the air flow within a telescope building. The finite element formulation is presented first, and then the methodology followed to obtain significant data from the calculations is described. The quality of the ventilation of the building is defined by the average residence times, and the feasibility of this ventilation by the actions created on the instruments and the general flow pattern.