Carrilho da Graca G, Linden P F
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

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.