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On the natural displacement flow through a full-scale enclosure, and the importance of the radiative participation of the water vapour content of the ambient air

Howell S A, Potts I, 2002
air flow | mathematical modelling | natural ventilation
Bibliographic info: Building and Environment, Volume 37, Issues 8-9, August-September 2002, pp 817-823
Languages: English

Experiments were operated to determine the thermal stratification in a full-scale enclosure with natural ventilation driven by thermal source. Results provided by various predictive techniques were compared with experimental data. The salt-bath modelling technique and related mathematical model of Linden appear to be unappropriate for this type of air flow. CFD gives realistic predictions, especially when using a complete thermal radiation model.

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