Air Movement by Revolving Doors

The aiflows driven by a revolving door that links two rooms of initially uniform temperature are examined. Two situations are considered, the first in which the rooms are at equal temperature, and the second in which there is a temperature difference between the rooms.
The flows were examined using a small-scale model of a revolving door and with fresh- and
salt-water solutions to represent temperature differences. The results presented herein reveal
how the transfer of air across a revolving doorway depends on the rotation rate and temperature

Interzonal air and moisture transport in a test house: experiment and modelling.

Describes how a fully furnished two storey test house was used to perform an experimental study of tracer gas dispersion and airborne moisture movement. The test used two multizone models to simulate the experimental data. States that good agreement was obtained in the comparison and with the tracer gas dispersion. Finds that a representation of adsorption by indoor surfaces must be included in order to accurately model the airborne moisture movement.

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Air leakage through automatic doors.

A method has been developed to estimate the air leakage through high-use automatic doors. This air leakage is specified as a function of the rate of use of the door, the door geometry, and the pressure difference across the door. Two studies were carried out to obtain these results. One was a laboratory study of the discharge coefficients of doors of various geometries. The other was a field study of the times when automatic doors are open as a function of use.

Characterisation of natural convection in a room communicating with the outside environment through a door.

The present paper describes a numerical method for analysing threedimensional natural convection in rooms connected to the outside through large openings. The calculations made use of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (GDF) procedure which solves the three-dimensional equations for the conservation of mass, momentum and thermal energy taking into account the effects of buoyancy, heat sources, thermal radiation heat transfer and air flow turbulence.

Domestic draughtproofing: materials, costs and benefits.

Draughtproofing the doors, windows and other sources of excessive air leakage of a dwelling can be an effective and relatively inexpensive means of improving comfort and reducing heat loss by natural ventilation. The doors and windows considered in this digest are existing components not originally designed for draughtproofing. Products for general use on these components have to fill a wide range of gap sizes, be durable and retain the ease of opening and closing.

Experimental approach of air flow through a door connecting rooms with different temperature.

Air flow through doors, windows and other large openings constitutes a major factor inbuilding ventilation. However, due to the complexity of the physical processes involved,relevant physical phenomena are not yet fully understood.The paper presents data obtained from five consecutive experiments concerning air flowthrough a large opening (door) connecting two rooms (volumes 28.3 m and 38.1 mrespectively) with different air temperatures.