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Abstract

Very little data exist on the subject of the inter-zonal airflows arising from temperature differentials in passive solar buildings, despite the importance of air movement in the transport of heat within a building. This report describes the development of a portable multi tracergas system for measuring inter-zonal air flow rates and infiltration rates in up to four zones. The advantages and disadvantages of such systems are discussed. Data from multizone measurements made in a number of houses are presented. The theoretical basis for deriving flow-rates from tracer measurements is discussed. Airflow models are investigated and guidelines for estimating inter-zonal flow-rates including new values for empirically derived coefficients are presented.

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Authors: WALKER J H, POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON, RESEARCH IN BUILDING GROUP, LONDON (GB);LITTLER J G F POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON, RESEARCH IN BUILDING GROUP, LONDON (GB), POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON, RESEARCH IN BUILDING GROUP, LONDON (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12816 EN (1990) 159 PP., MF, ECU 8 THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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Record Number: 1989128073600 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en