Evaluation of single-sided natural ventilation using a simplified and fair calculation method

Christoffer Plesner, Tine Steen Larsen, Valérie Leprince

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Abstract

The overall objective of this paper is to evaluate design expressions for single-sided ventilation and find the most suitable that would in average perform well, while reducing the risk of overestimating air flows in individual cases. The design expression needs to be both simple and fair to fit the scope of standards and regulations in the best way. This has been done by comparing design expressions using parameter variations, comparison to wind-tunnel experiments and full-scale outdoor measurements. A modified De Gids & Phaff method showed to be a simplified and fair calculation method that would improve the support of ventilative cooling in future standards and regulations, by making it simple to predict the air flows in buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2016 - Conference Proceedings : The 14th international conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
EditorsElisa Van Kenhove, Jelle Laverge, Peter De Vlieger
Number of pages8
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Publication date2016
Article number1103
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9846855-5-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIndoor Air 2016: The 14th international conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 3 Jul 20168 Jul 2016

Conference

ConferenceIndoor Air 2016
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period03/07/201608/07/2016

Keywords

  • Single-sided ventilation
  • Natural ventilation
  • European standard
  • Calculation method
  • Ventilative cooling

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