Programmed computer model of air infiltration in small residential buildings with oil furnace

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ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on the Use of Computers for Environmental Engineering Related to Buildings: 10 May 1978, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Pages637644; # of pages: 8
Subjectair infiltration; residential facilities; oil furnaces; simulators (programs); Indoor air; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractA computer program for the prediction of the air infiltration load in small residential buildings is described. The model represents an oil-fired furnace, a smoke pipe with barometric damper, a chimney and a non- partitioned building with leakage openings in the building envelope. This envelope includes ceiling, walls, windows and doors, the leakage opening of each being represented by several holes. The model can be used to predict airflow through wall, window and door leakage openings as well as the chimney, with furnace on or off. The effects of windspeed, wind direction and indoor/outdoor temperature differences are incorporated in the model. The computer program predicts the position of the neutral pressure level of each wall, together with the over-all air exchange rate and infiltration load. The program is intended for study of the dynamics of air infiltration and for computer experimentation with new design ideas to reduce the energy consumption of small residential type buildings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number17664
NPARC number20378276
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