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Publication Citation: Application of a Natural Ventilation System Design Tool To A School Building

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Author(s): Steven J. Emmerich; William S. Dols; Brian J. Polidoro;
Title: Application of a Natural Ventilation System Design Tool To A School Building
Published: November 08, 2013
Abstract: A software tool to aid in the design of natural ventilation systems has recently been udpated. This update implements a general method for sizing of natural ventilation components, which allows direct consideration of stack and wind-driven airflow. The tool assists the designer in performing the following steps in developing the natural ventilation system design including: establishing the global geometry and topology of zones and interconnecting flow paths, establishing design conditions, setting up and solving the representative loop equations based on the ,designŠ form of the airflow components, and analyzing operation under a variety of conditions. This paper describes the tool and provides an example of its application to the design of a naturally ventilated school building.
Conference: The Madison Concourge Hotel
Proceedings: Sim Build 2012 Conference
Pages: pp. 185 - 192
Location: Madison, WI
Dates: August 1-3, 2012
Keywords: airflow analysis; building energy; building technology; computer program; design tool; indoor air quality; multizone analysis; natural ventilation; simulation
Research Areas: High Performance Buildings, Indoor Air Quality
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