AIRBASE is the Bibliographic Database of the AIVC. It contains publications and abstracts of articles related to energy efficient ventilation. Where possible, sufficient detail is supplied in the bibliographic details for users to trace and order the material via their own libraries. Topics include: ventilation strategies, design and retrofit methods, calculation techniques, standards and regulations, measurement methods, indoor air quality and energy implications etc. Entries are based on articles and reports published in journals, internal publications and research reports, produced both by university departments and by building research institutions throughout the world. AIRBASE has grown and evolved over many years (1979 to present day, over 22000 references and 16000 documents available online). For most of the references, the full document is also available online.

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Reports an investigation of wind loading with emphasis on the local pressure fluctuations, on a small scale building model in a thick turbulent boundary layer wind tunnel.
Cermak J.E. Sadeh W.Z.
Reports measurements of wind pressure distributions on a model of tall building made in a turbulent wind tunnel with a velocity gradient.
Miyoshi S. Ida M. Miura T.
Reports full-scale studies of wind pressures on a tall prismatic building under a strong wind.
Makino M. Nakahara M. Sato T.
Reports measurements of concentrations of thorium, potassium, uranium radium, and relative radioactivity of building materials used in the United Kingdom. Gives table of results.
Hamilton E.I.
Reports study of the exposure rate due to the gamma-ray natural background in some representative areas of Italy using a portable high-pressure ionization chamber.
Cardinale A. Frittelli L. Lembo G. Gera F. Ilari O.
Animal houses such as piggeries and cattle sheds are commonly ventilated using extraction fans in the ridge of the building. Fresh air is introduced through wide openings. These openings are screened by a baffle.
Brandsma C.
Describes a computer technique for analysing air movement resulting from stack effect in a tall building. Describes the method which determines the air flows for all possible paths through exterior walls and within the building.
Barrett R.E. Locklin P.W.
Considers that air change measurement by means of tracer gas is the best way of measuring natural air infiltration in buildings.
Valbjorn O.
In this paper it is our intention to consider that ventilation is the circulation or passage of an air supply through an enclosure resulting in the displacement of some or all of the air contained in that enclosure by thesupply air.
Jennings, B. H., Armstrong, J. A.
This paper describes a research project undertaken at the Building Research Station to measure wind pressures at rhe GPO Tower, London. and dynamic strains in the tower shaft.
Eaton K J, Mayne J R
Wind pressure measurements made over a 4 years period on a 34-storey building in downtown Montreal were used to obtain data for checking and improving wind tunnel techniques of modelling flow characteristics of wind and aerodynamic behaviour of bu
Dalgliesh, W.A.
This paper outlines the living conditions that can occur in the proximity of buildings and the significance of the wind velocities that can be established, for example for shopping centres when these include high-rise buildings or for patio school
Bossers P A
States that high-rise buildings can cause problems to occupants particularly since wind velocity and pressure fluctuations will be more pronounced than at ground level.
Feis N.
Reports theoretical and experimental calculations of heat balance of 5 houses. Discusses the extent of air leakage and various factors contributing to heat losses, particularly effects of wind and winter temperatures. Normal air leakage is 0.
Elmroth A. Hoglund I.
Outlines the development of current ideas of effective ventilation from early 19th century when official (U.S.) requirements were unduly high due to misconceptions in health requirements. Examines current requirement.
Klauss A.K. Tull R.H. Roots L.M. Pfafflin J.R.
Reports a theoretical study of natural ventilation made jointly by HVRA (UK) and Institute for Public Health Engineering TNO (Netherlands).
Jackman P.J.
Points out mistakes in text book formulae for determining the flow rate of fresh air. Provides a new approximate formula for this.
Maurer A.F.
Notes heat flow through double windows due to temperature difference and air infiltration have usually been calculated separately.
Bursey T. Green G.H.