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Floor-supply displacement ventilation in a small office.
Indoor Built Environ 2003 Aug; 12(4):281-291
This paper presents a study of the performance of a floor-supply displacement ventilation system using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The experiment was carried out in a full-scale environmental chamber with a floor-supply system to obtain reliable flow information for the validation of a CFD program. The validated program was used further to evaluate the performance of the floor-supply displacement ventilation system with different air change rates, diffuser numbers, furniture arrangement, and cooling loads. The evaluation criteria are thermal comfort level and indoor air quality.
Ventilation-systems; Air-flow; Air-quality; Air-quality-control; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Air-contamination; Indoor-air-pollution; Air-temperature; Work-environment; Indoor-environmental-quality
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 585 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2088, USA
Issue of Publication
Work Environment and Workforce: Indoor Environment
Indoor and Built Environment
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
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