Simulation of air movement in multi-storey buildings

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ConferenceProceedings of the 2nd Symposium on the Use of Computers for Thermal Environmental Engineering: 1974, Paris, France
Pages165171; # of pages: 7
Subjectair flow; pressure differentials; air leakages; wind action; stack effect; high rise buildings; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractAir that leaks through the exterior envelope of a building is a significant component of the heating, cooling and moisture loads of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. The prediction of air migration routes and flow rates within a building is also important in relation to the control of contaminants, such as smoke and odours. This paper describes a procedure for calculating air flows and pressure differentials that will occur in a multi-storey building as a result of a combination of wind effect, stack effect, and operation of air-handling systems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17094
NPARC number20375957
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Record created2012-07-23
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