Parametric analysis of the airflow performance of ventilators.

In this study a parametric analysis was carried out of the interaction between louvres and various perforated mesh screens. This type of arrangement is common in through-the-wall ventilators used for natural ventilation in buildings. An airflow testing rig was used to examine the impact on louvre airflow performance of the meshes. The interaction of louvre geometries and blade inclinations with meshes of different hole sizes was also investigated experimentally.

Hothouse flowers.

Even when the hills have soaked up the rain and the lush green grass is bent flat in the wind, the Great Glasshouse in Wales can still offer a Mediterranean haven. But how do you create and service such an environment?

Instrumentation and measurement of airflow and temperature in attics fitted with ridge and soffit vents.

This study established a research facility where airflow velocities, temperature, and differential pressures could be measured at the ridge of an attic. Following the construction of a test building, sensors were constructed, calibrated, and installed inside the attic. Paired tests were performed for three different ridge vent treatments; two were rolled type vents and one was a baffled vent.

Rules for cooling through motorized vent windows.


Vents, ventilation drying, and pressure moderation.

The orientation, size, and nature of vents in screened exterior wall systems are important to wall performance because these characteristics affect venting, ventilation and pressure moderation. The ventilation of screened wall systems has received very little attention in Canadian building research. With funding from CMHC 's External Research Program, the B uilding Enginee ring Group at the Uni versity of Waterloo undertook an experimental and theoretical study of vents and venting in screened walls.