CFD investigation of balcony spill plumes in atria

Download
  1. (PDF, 420 KB)
  2. Get@NRC: CFD investigation of balcony spill plumes in atria (Opens in a new window)
AuthorSearch for: ; Search for: ; Search for:
TypeArticle
Journal titleASHRAE Transactions
Volume114
Issuept. 1
Pages369378; # of pages: 10
SubjectAtriums
AbstractThe American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) initiated a project to evaluate the balcony spill plume equation used in North American codes and standards (RP-1247). ASHRAE engaged the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and full-scale experiments to investigate smoke flow in balcony spill plumes and the resulting mechanical exhaust requirements for an atrium. This paper presents results of the CFD model study, which investigated the variation of plume mass flow rate with elevation in a simulated atrium. It includes a comparison of the model study to existing engineering correlations and a new correlation developed for the variation in mass flow rate with elevation for a balcony spill plume.
Publication date
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50043
18794
NPARC number20377248
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifierabc26971-3052-4ba9-ad15-ddbcb2dea7da
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)