The paper deals with a three dimensional modelling of an experimental device realized in the Department of "Fisica Tecnica" of the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in cooperation with the Italian National Council of Researchers (CNR) in order to investigate the performances of shutter type air curtains as a dynamic barrier against the diffusion of fumes or airborne toxic substances.
Light wind conditions are important in the assessment of risks from releases of hazardous gases, in the assessment of urban air quality, and also in the determination of ventilation requirements for buildings. Although very light winds would often prese
This paper describes the fluid mechanics of natural ventilation by the combined effects of buoyancy and wind. Attention is restricted to transient draining flows in a space containing buoyant fluid when the wind and buoyancy forces reinforce one another. The flows have been studied theoretically and the results compared with small-scale laboratory experiments. Connections between the enclosure and the surrounding fluid are with high-level and low-level openings on both windward and leeward faces.