Region IX Chapter 77

April Chapter Meeting: Distinguished Lecturer - Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Built Environment

  • 10 Apr 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Pappadeuax Seafood Kitchen, 5011 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Title: Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamcs for the Built Environment

GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920014282

AIA Approved|1LU| KHANKARI01

Speaker: Kishor Khankair, PhD, Fellow ASHRAE


Presentation Summary

Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, and contaminants in and around built environments. Airflow patterns determine the distribution of temperature, contaminant level, and importantly air quality and thermal comfort of occupants. System level HVAC designs cannot envision the potential risks due to poor airflow distribution. Such risks are realized only after commissioning and occupancy of the buildings. This presentation will show how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help in identification and mitigation of such risks at early stages in the design. After providing a brief introduction to CFD, this presentation with the help of several case studies will show application of CFD to a wide variety of scenarios involving displacement ventilation, active and passive chilled beams, airflow patterns in enclosed spaces, radiant heating and cooling, smoke propagation in atria, clean rooms, data centers, patient rooms, plume dispersion from cooling towers, and several other situations related to built environment.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D. is President at AnSight LLC in Ann Arbor, MI. He provides engineering solutions and insights through Physics based simulations and analyses. Kishor has several years of experience in providing optimized HVAC solutions to a wide variety of applications involving external wind engineering, plume dispersion, smoke exhaust, displacement ventilation, natural ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and indoor air quality and thermal comfort optimization for office spaces, patient rooms, operating rooms, cleanrooms, justice facilities, data centers, and warehouses. Dr. Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy-to-use analytical software tools which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in HVAC industry, critical facilities, and automotive industries. 

A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has been regularly published in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Khankari is an eloquent speaker and has made several presentations worldwide on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems at various technical conferences and professional meetings. 


Dr. Kishor Khankari is a Fellow member of ASHRAE. He is a recipient of ASHRAE Exceptional and Distinguished Service Awards. He is the past President of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is past Chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee TC9.11 Clean Spaces and Chair of Research Administration Committee (RAC) at national level. He is currently leading a new ASHRAE Multi Task Group (MTG) on Air Change Rates.

Distinguished Lecturer Program

The purpose of the ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program is to provide ASHRAE Chapters with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests without incurring huge costs by covering travel expenses to and from the host city. Distinguished Lecturers are nominated by ASHRAE members and presentations are evaluated. The Distinguished Lecturer Program is supervised by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. For the 2018-19 Society Year, 195 visits are allocated to the 15 ASHRAE Regions. The CTTC Regional Vice Chair for each Region allocates visits to the Chapters.


Last revised: 08.23.2018
by: Stacey Chan

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