Submitted by Maria.Kapsalaki on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 10:38
Throughout history, natural ventilation has remained the preferred choice for the majority of residential buildings, while, in commercial buildings, natural ventilation went from being the single option to somewhat of a lost art as mechanical ventilation systems and air conditioning became the standard during the second half of the twentieth century. Recently, as a result of environmental concerns, in particular the greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, interest in natural ventilation in commercial buildings has seen a resurgence.
The prediction of plume dispersion near buildings is very important for the design of exhaust stacks andair intakes in order to avoid adverse air quality impacts. However, it is difficult to predict pollutantdispersion with certain accuracy due to the complex interaction between atmospheric flow and flowaround buildings.
One of a series of investigations of the improper functioning of ventilation and smoke stacks. The problem is essentially one of town planning in which the layout of low and high rise buildings can cause unknown influences at the outlet of vertical stacks on low rise buildings. The study concerns thepressure distribution on and above the roof of a low rise building upwind or downwind of a high rise building as a function of the separation between them for various heights of the high rise buildings.