Cambridge, December 17-18, 2018

General Information: Exploring the indoor-outdoor connection

This is a joint meeting with Low Energy Ventilation Network and will focus on exploring the challenges of the exchange between the indoor and outdoor environments.

The meeting will take place on December 17 and 18, 2018 in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS), Wilberforce Road, Cambridge.

Directions to get to CMS are here:


Monday December 17

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee and welcome

Session 1: Chair Cath Noakes

10.30 – 11.15: Keynote: Vina Kukadia, Building Research Establishment.

Providing quality indoor air for health, wellbeing and productivity

11.15 – 11.25 Maarten van Reeuwijk, Imperial College London

Overview of the Urban Fluid Mechanics SIG

11.25 –11.35 Cath Noakes

Overview of the Low Energy Ventilation Network SIG

11.35—11.55 Xiaoming Cai, University of Birmingham

Modelling outdoor photochemical oxidants and ultrafine particles in urban canopy

11.55—12.15 Nicola Carslaw, University of York

INDAIRPOLLNET: a new European network for indoor air pollution

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

Session 2: Chair Tong Xie

13.15 – 14.00 Keynote: Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology/ KU Leuven

LES over RANS in urban fluid dynamics: a foregone conclusion?

14.00– 14.20 Alan Robins, University of Surrey

Exploring aspects of pressure, concentration and velocity fluctuations at the MAGIC site

14.20—14.40 Anna Coppel, ARUP

Predicting and evaluating air quality in stations

14.40—15.00 Simon Parker, DSTL

Indoor exposure to outdoor particles – Modelling integrated exposure in multizone buildings and historical building ingress data

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee/tea

15.30 – 16.30 Panel debate on research challenges in the indoor-outdoor interface. Panellists: Andy Acred (Fosters and Partners), Pietro Salizzoni (Ecole Central Lyon) , Guillerme, Vina Kukudia (BRE), Laetitia Mottet (Imperial College London). Convener: Paul Linden (Cambridge)

16.30 - 17.00 Poster quickfire

17.00 – 18.00 Poster reception

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in Churchill College

The Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Image courtesy of Cullinan Studio.

Tuesday December 18

Session 1: Chair Maarten van Reeuwijk

9.00 – 9.45 Guilherme Carrilho da Graca, University of Lisbon

Impact of PM2.5 in naturally ventilated buildings.

9.45 –10.05 Paul Linden, University of Cambridge

The indoor-outdoor connection in MAGIC

10.05– 10.25 Jon Winchester, Wirth Research

Commercial application of hi-res modelling of indoor/outdoor air flow

10.25—10.45 Janet Barlow, University of Reading

The indoor-outdoor connection in REFRESH.

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee/tea

Session 2: Chair Cath Noakes

11.15 – 11.45 Tong Xie, University of Southampton

Sharing data on urban indoor-outdoor flows

11.45 – 12.45 SIG-specific discussions

· LEVN: Datasets and measurement standards for indoor environments

· UFM: Datasets and proposal updates

12.45 – 13.00 Wrap up

13.00 Lunch