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- A qualitative ventilation model for prototype cavity structure
- Chawynski, G.; Naser, J.
- Creating a physical model structure that is able to simulate different ventilation scenarios is essential for improving the understanding of passive designs that are both sustainable and environmentally acceptable. The purpose of this investigation was to build a physical prototype model that could be heated from both the outside and inside to duplicate an occupied structure during the morning hours. This model was then used to provide information for two Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) models to firstly compare and then validate results obtained from experimental data. A sample of computational findings was initially presented in . This paper presents the experimental sections used to validate numerical simulation in and incorporates findings from . The experimental component consisted of approximately 80% of the overall investigation. The findings enabled a better scientific understanding of how a structure's thermal performance can be improved by mechanically forcing air (to simulate outside wind) inside to both lower and create an overall uniform internal air temperature distribution in a cavity enclosure. A chart-based model is proposed to qualitatively gauge the temperature inside a cavity enclosure for different ventilation scenarios.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 26, no. 5 (Sep 2011), pp. 629-648
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0905 Civil Engineering; 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
- Natural ventilation; Passive cooling; Prototype cavity ventilation model
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- Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Peer reviewed