Predicting air leakage for building design

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ConferenceReprint Papers of 6th CIB Congress, The Impact of Research on the Built Environment: 03 October 1974, Budapest, Hungary
Pages368374; # of pages: 7
Subjectair leakages; air flow; high rise buildings; external walls; smoke controls; pressure distribution; Air and vapour barriers; penetration de l'air; ecoulement de l'air; construction elevee; mur de facade; regulateur de fumee; distributeur sous pression
AbstractAir leakage through the building envelope is an important consideration in the control of air conditions in buildings. It also affects the way that smoke or other contaminants migrate within the building and hence directly influences the design of systems that are intended to control or inhibit the movement of contaminants. Tests have been carried out on contemporary high-rise buildings to obtain data on their air leakage characteristics. Field studies have been complemented by the development of a computer program for calculating the air flow rates and pressure distributions that may occur under various combinations of wind and stack effects. These studies are described and the implications of the results on building design are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number14747
NPARC number20375381
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