Discusses current knowledge concerning wind-induced ventilation in buildings. states major difficulty in estimating ventilation and infiltration rates in a building is ignorance of wind pressure distributions around structures. Examines properties of wind with special reference to mean velocity profiles, characteristics of turbulence and wind energy spectrum. Reviews internal and external pressure distributions on an isolated building. Studies effect of grouping of buildings on pressure distribution around a house by considering results of wind tunnel tests. Examines how architectural features disturb air flow around a structure. Concludes with general discussion and recommendations for future research.
Wind-induced natural ventilation.
Sweden: Building Research Council D10:1979, 87 pp, figs, tabs. price: skr 35. ISBN 91-540-3067-6.