Mathematical Models for Room Air Distribution - Addendum

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A number of different models on the air distribution in rooms are introduced. This includes the throw model, a model on penetration length of a cold wall jet and a model for maximum velocity in the dimensioning of an air distribution system in highly loaded rooms and shows that the amount of heat removed from the room at constant penetration length is proportional to the cube of the velocities in the occupied zone. It is also shown that a large number of diffusers increases the amount of heat which may be removed without affecting the thermal conditions. Control strategies for dual duct and single duct systems are given and the paper is concluded by mentioning a computer-based prediction method which gives the velocity and temperature distribution in the whole room.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystem Simulation in Buildings : Proceedings of the International Conference held in Liége (Belgium) on 6-8 December 1982
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationBelgium
PublisherCommission of the European Communities, COMAC - BME
Publication date1982
Publication statusPublished - 1982
EventSystem Simulation in Buildings: Proceedings of the Internaional Conference held in Liége (Belgium) on 6-8 December 1982 - University of Liége, Belgium, Liége, Belgium
Duration: 6 Dec 19828 Dec 1982
Conference number: 1


ConferenceSystem Simulation in Buildings
LocationUniversity of Liége, Belgium


  • Wall Jet
  • Ventilation
  • Temperature
  • Air Flow
  • Air Distribution

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