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Numerical Simulation of the Micro Environment in the Han Yang Mausoleum Museum

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Volume: 12 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 544-552
DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2011.12.0240
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Leo N.Y. Cao1,2, Junji Cao 1, Shuncheng Lee2, Yunwei Zhang3, Xuexi Tie1

  • 1 Key Laboratory of Aerosol, SKLLQG, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710075, China
  • 2 Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • 3 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China

Abstract

As a first underground museum in the world, whole sealed glass system is adopted in the Han Yang Mausoleum Museum to protect relics from the destruction by microbe and pollution in the atmosphere and to provide visitors a wonderful environment for enjoying the fantastic artwork closely from different angles. This study shows that, this method cannot completely stop relics from the destruction. The main reason is that, in the museum, the microbe growth and pollution spread are fairly significant to affect the protection of relics. This study numerically simulates the micro environment in the museum, including air movement, temperature and relative humidity by using the CFD software Fluent. The major findings are summaried as the followes: there are four air cyclones; temperature is getting lower from one side to another; and relative humidity profile is reversed, especially at the surface. This numerical result provides useful information for the protection of relics.

Keywords

Han Yang Mausoleum Museum CFD modeling Relative humidity Fluent


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