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Influence of air supply parameters on indoor air diffusion

Authors
Journal
Building and Environment
0360-1323
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0360-1323(91)90068-m

Abstract

Abstract This paper presents the field distributions of air velocity, temperature, contaminant concentration, and thermal comfort in an office with displacement ventilation for different air supply parameters such as the effective area, shape, and dimension of the diffuser and the turbulence intensity, flow rate, and temperature of the air supplied. The research is conducted numerically by using an airflow computer program based on a low-Reynolds-number k- ϵ model of turbulence. It can be concluded that the effective area, shape, and dimension of the diffuser and the turbulence intensity of the air supplied have little effect on the room air diffusion except at floor level. The influence of the flow rate and temperature of the air supplied is very significant on the air diffusion as well as on the thermal comfort and indoor air quality.

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