Numerical Prediction of Buoyant Air Flow in Livestock Buildings

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In modern livestock buildings air distribution and air quality are important parameters to animal welfare and to the health of full-tithe employees in animal production. Traditional methods for calculating air distribution in farm buildings are mainly based on formulas for air jets which do not include the effect of room geometry, obstacles or heat sources. This paper describes the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics to predict air flow patterns and temperature distribution in a ventilated space. Good agreement is found when results of numerical predictions are compared with experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherDept. of Building Technology and Structural Engineering
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
SeriesIndoor Environmental Technology

Bibliographical note

Presented at the Fourth International Livestock Environment Symposium, Coventry, England, July 6-9, 1993

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  • Aircondition
  • Buoyant Air Flow
  • Livestock Buildings


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