A VIRTUAL REALITY MULTI-SPAN GLASSHOUSE
The subject of this paper is the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for the modelling of the internal climate of a commercial multi-span Venlo-type glasshouse containing tomato crops. The step-by-step process to build a comprehensive glasshouse model is summarised and examples of typical results are presented. A good agreement of predictions with available experimental data was found. Along with the latest results from the authors leading edge research programme, the aim of which is the development of a fully three-dimensional model of a full-scale commercial multi-span Venlo-type glasshouse, the future of CFD in glasshouse research is briefly discussed.
Reichrath, S. and Davies, T.W. (2001). A VIRTUAL REALITY MULTI-SPAN GLASSHOUSE. Acta Hortic. 566, 51-56
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), Venlo-Type, Internal climate, Tomate crop