Leung H, Li Y
Bibliographic info:
Hong Kong, City University, Division of Building Science and Technology, 2001, proceedings of IAQVEC 2001, "Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings: Fourth International Conference", held Changsha, Hunan, China, 2-5 October, 2

This paper derives some new analytical solutions for buoyancy-driven natural ventilation in buildings with three openings. The new solutions are used to analyse the effect of the middle opening height and area on the natural ventilation performance. The criteria for flow direction switching for the middle opening is established. It is also proved that the neutral plane level in the three-opening buildings depends only on geometrical parameters. Natural ventilation of buildings with two openings affecting by supply- or exhaust-only mechanical systems are also investigated analytically. These new analytical solutions can also be used for testing Bernoulli equation-based numerical method.