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Temperature and pressure corrections for power-law coefficients of airflow through ventilation system components and leaks

François Rémi Carrié, 2014
airflow measurement | ventilation | building | airtightness | leak
Bibliographic info: 35th AIVC Conference " Ventilation and airtightness in transforming the building stock to high performance", Poznań, Poland, 24-25 September 2014
Languages: English

The characterization of power-law coefficients of the airflow through ventilation system components and ductwork or building leaks should include corrections on the airflow rate measurement because of two phenomena: a) the temperature and pressure conditions at the flow measurement device may not be the same as those seen by the test object; b) the temperature and pressure conditions experienced by the object may differ from reference conditions. This paper gives the analytical expression of these corrections depending on the air viscosity, air density and flow exponent. Corrections may be significant in possible test conditions and therefore should be applied systematically when performing such measurements.   


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