Turbulent Air Flow Characteristics in a Ventilated Hospital Railway Coach

The aim of this work is to investigate turbulent air flows, through measurements inside railway coaches employed for the transport of sick persons. In this kind of environment, assuring occupant comfort and eliminating potentially annoying draught is necessary for safeguarding patients inside the train. As it is known, air velocity is not uniform but, instead, it fluctuates. It is these fluctuations that are the origin of local discomfort. This can result in a draught, which is defined as a local undesired cooling of the body.

Summertime elevation of radon in southern Appalachian homes.