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Simplified modeling of cross-ventilation airflow

Carrilho da Graca G, Linden P F, 2003
cross ventilation | mathematical modelling
Bibliographic info: Preprint ASHRAE Transactions vol.109 no.1 2003 (USA) - paper presented at the ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Chicago, January 2003 - 14 pages, 7 figs, 19 refs, 6 tabs
Languages: English

A simplified model for room cross-ventilation airflow has been developed using scaling analysis,experimental correlations and computational fluid dynamics. The model considers the main jet region and the recirculations region and leads to a set of formulas that predict the airflow rates and characteristic velocities in these two regions. Examples of application of the model to cross-ventilation design are presented.

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