The effect of wind on the heat demand of dwellings. Der Windeinfluss auf den Warmebedarf von Wohnbauten.

Discusses standards and guidelines used for calculating the heat demand over a heating season. Notes inadequacy of current methods, in particular the inadequate account taken of certain environmental conditions and of particular window constructions. Proposes improved sizing procedure to take into account heat loss due to infiltrating air. Discusses simplifying assumptions. Gives expressions for critical heat output and for the quantity of air infiltrating a room.

Measurement of infiltration using fan pressurization and weather data.

Presents a technique using fan pressurization results and weather data to calculate infiltration. The geometry, leakage distribution, and terrain and shielding classes are combined into two reduced parameters which allow direct comparison of wind-induced and temperature-induced infiltration. Using these two parameters and the total leakage area of the structure (found from fan pressurization) the infiltration can be calculated for any weather condition. Presents experimental results from 15 different sites for comparison with theoretical predictions.

Correlating pressurization and infiltration rate data - tests of an heuristic model.

There is a need for correlating results of pressurization tests with infiltration tests, making it possible to predict the infiltration rate of a building on the basis of a pressurization test. Discusses problems with calculation models

Air leakage of buildings - a literature list.

A bibliography of references on the subject of air infiltration, lists references in alphabetical order of author and gives short index to broad subject headings.

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