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Natural ventilation design for houses in Thailand.

Tantasavasdi C, Srebric J, Chen Q, 2001
hot climate | humid climate | passive cooling
Bibliographic info: Energy and Buildings, No 33, 2001, pp 815-824, 8 figs, 20 refs.
Languages: English

Analyses present and historical Thai houses in terms of climate, culture and technology, as background to an investigation of the potential for use of natural ventilation as a passive cooling system for new house designs. It suggests that natural ventilation can provide a thermally comfortable indoor environment for 20% of the year. Also develops comprehensive design guidelines for natural ventilation using CFD (computational fluid dynamics).


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