Acred, A and Hunt, GR (2014) Stack ventilation in multi-storey atrium buildings: A dimensionless design approach. Building and Environment, 72. pp. 44-52. ISSN 0360-1323Full text not available from this repository.
Using a simplified mathematical model, a preliminary design strategy for steady stack ventilation in multi-storey atrium buildings is developed. By non-dimensionalising the governing equations of flow, two key dimensionless parameters are identified - a ventilation performance indicator, λ, and atrium enhancement parameter, E - which quantify the performance of the ventilation system and the effectiveness of the atrium in assisting flows. Analytical expressions are determined to inform the vent sizes needed to provide the desired balance between indoor air temperature, ventilation flow rate and heat inputs for any distribution of occupants within the building, and also to ensure unidirectional flow. Dimensionless charts for determining the required combination of design variables are presented with a view to informing first-order design guidance for naturally ventilated buildings. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Atrium Buoyancy Dimensionless design Multi-storey buildings Natural ventilation Stack effect|
|Divisions:||Div A > Fluid Mechanics|
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|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2015 13:12|
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