Air distribution in ventilated rooms is a flow process that can be divided into different elements such as supply air jets, exhaust flows, thermal plumes, boundary layer flows, infiltration and gravity currents. These flow elements are isolated volumes where the air movement is controlled by a restricted number of parameters, and the air movement is fairly independent of the general flow in the enclosure. In many practical situations, the most convenient· method is to design the air distribution system using flow element theory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDept. of Building Technology and Structural Engineering
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 1996
SeriesIndoor Evironmental Technology

Bibliographical note

Chapter in: "Ventilation of Large Spaces in Buildings - Part 3. Analysis and Prediction Techniques."

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  • Aircondition
  • Flow Element
  • Exhaust Flow
  • Supply Air Jet
  • Plume
  • Convection Flow
  • Boundary Layer Flow
  • Gravity Currents

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