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January 08, 2018

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January 2018 Meeting
January 08, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
706 John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI 53713
Computational Fluid Dynamics and Laboratories

$20.00 Member of Madison ASHRAE

$30.00 Guest (non Madison ASHRAE member)

$0.00 Only if you have already paid for the Cafeteria Plan

$0.00 Currently Enrolled Full-Time Students Only


Due to the holidays, registration deadline has been pushed back to NOON ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 7! Please sign up at your earliest convenience, it helps with dinner planning.

Help keep meeting costs down! If you sign up, ATTEND or email [email protected] with your cancellation prior to January 5.  


Dinner will be a "Taste of Wisconsin" buffet style (vegetarian options will be clearly noted on the buffet table):

Mixed garden greens and assorted dressings
Rolls and sweet cream butter
Creamy pasta salad
Caprese chop salad
Battered cod, tartar sauce
Pork loin in apple bourbon glaze
Roast beef with a mushroom demi glaze
Green bean casserole
Buttered corn
Au gratin potatoes
Assorted pies and cakes    

There will also be an option for a Chef's Choice gluten-free plated dinner


Technical Session - 5 pm (optional) - Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Built Environment by Kishor Khankari, Ph. D.

Dinner - 6:05 pm

Main Presentation - 7:00 pm - Airflow Management for Laboratory Facilities by Kishor Khankari, Ph. D.

Technical Session Highlights:

Dr. Kishor Khankari will cover Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the Built Environment.

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. The HVAC design risk due to poor airflow management is often realized after commissioning and occupancy. Sometimes it is too late to mitigate the issues related to poor airflow management. This presentation will show how Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can help in identifying such risks at early stages in the design and help optimize the HVAC designs for effective and energy efficient performance. After providing a brief introduction to CFD, this presentation with the help of several case studies will show applications of CFD for 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, laboratories, plume dispersion from cooling towers, and several other similar applications to the built environment.

Main Presentation Highlights:

Dr. Kishor Khankari will cover Airflow Management for Laboratory Facilities. 

Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, and contaminants in laboratory facilities. The flow path of supply air plays an important role in determining the air velocities, air temperatures, concentration of contaminants, and path of contaminants in laboratories. Often high airflow rates or air change rates per hour (ACH) for laboratory spaces are specified to cover the risk of chemical exposure. Although high supply airflow rates can reduce the overall concentration of contaminants it may not ensure uniformity of concentrations at a low diluted level. Importantly, locations of high concentration, especially those in the breathing zone of occupants can pose potentially higher exposure risk. This presentation will focus on the importance of HVAC configuration on airflow distribution and flow path of contaminants in laboratories. In addition, this presentation will cover basics of air ventilation for laboratories and flow dynamics of fume hoods.



Presenter - ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer

Kishor Khankari, Ph. D

Fellow, ASHRAE

President and Owner - AnSight LLC

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D. is President and owner at AnSight LLC in Ann Arbor. 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, 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 has made more than 60 DL presentations worldwide on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems and also at various technical conferences and professional meetings. 

Dr. Kishor Khankari is a Fellow member of ASHRAE and a recipient of ASHRAE Distinguished and Exceptional Service Award. He is a past President of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is a 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 Multi Task Group (MTG) on Air Change Rates.