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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Describes tests made to find wind pressure on models in a low-velocity wind tunnel. Three basic forms:- a semi-cylinder, a rectangular vertical wall and a block-type gabled building were tested at several different angles to the wind.
Howe J.W.
Gives results of measurements of air-change rates and heat loss in occupied and unoccupied houses on two sites, one exposed and the other sheltered.
Dick J.B. Thomas D.A.
Briefly outlines the causes of natural ventilation which are wind and stack effect. Gives calculation of ventilation rates for a simple building. Discusses the effect of a more complex building plan.
Dick J.B.
Discusses conditions that must be satisfied for a model in a wind-tunnel to give the same air-flow as a full-sized building.
Smith E.G.
A systematic series of tests measuring probable distribution of wind pressure on buildings over a practically useful range of building proportions was undertaken using a three dimensional tunnel on a wide assortment of simply gabled block type str
N. Chien, Y. Feng, H. Wang,T. Siao
The British Standard Code of Practice, and other authoritative guides, recommend minimum rates of ventilation related to the size and use of rooms, and structural means for providing them.
Flora W. Black
The fundamentals of natural ventilation are discussed with particular reference to the ventilation of houses.
Dick J.B.
Outlines ventilation measurements being made on two storey semi-detached houses using helium as a tracer gas.
Dick J.B.
Analyses theoretically the natural ventilation of buildings. Derives fundamental formula for the amount of ventilation due to temperature difference from Bernouilli's theorem considering buoyancy.
Shoda, T
Gives general data about windows in the experimental dwellings and the transport of air through small openings.
Van Gunst E. Den Ouden H.Ph.L.
Describes experimental studies of the natural ventilation of four similar houses with different ventilating systems.
Dick J.B.
This paper describes part of a research on the influence of environment on physiological reactions and thermal comfort.
Angus, T. C.
Describes method of estimating ventilation rate using organic vapours as tracer gases and ultra-violet absorption to measure concentration. Gives table of absorption of different vapours. Suggests estimation using a test paper.
Lidwell O.M. Lovelock J.F.
Describes experiments aiming to estimate the protection afforded by a shelterbelt on the plains area of America. Describes three test houses and gives test results.
Bates C.G.
Reports investigation of the relative effectiveness of wall gratings and flues as means of naturally ventilating unheated closed rooms.
Carne J.B.
Reports wind tunnel tests made on model building.
Bailey A. Vincent N.D.G.
Reports 312 measurements of ventilation rate in 31 rooms in old and new blocks of flats, 3 villa residences and a modern university building, made using coal gas as a tracer. Describes buildings and gives main results.
Warner C.G.
Describes method for measuring the direction and volume of air flows in a building with several rooms. The method uses carbon dioxide as a tracer gas produced from dry ice in each room.
Honma H.
This is a short guide to the choice of a type of window, considering its position and exposure to wind. Defines exposure grades for windows.