Computation and measurement of wind induced ventilation

Straw, Matthew Peter (2000) Computation and measurement of wind induced ventilation. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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This thesis aims to predict wind induced ventilation of a structure through the application of current analytical techniques, computational fluid dynamics simulations and novel techniques for ventilation flows induced by turbulent mechanisms. Validation of the predictions was carried out through full-scale measurements undertaken on a purpose built test structure. The structure was of cubic design with an external dimension of 6m. The construction of this full-scale research structure at Silsoe Research Institute, Bedfordshire, England, provided a unique opportunity for undertaking full-scale experimentation on a fundamental wind engineering test case which, prior to this thesis, had only been investigated using scale models in wind tunnels and computational simulations.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Baker, C.
Wright, N.G
Keywords: natural ventilation measurement computational fluid dynamics CFD
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Item ID: 10110
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 10:25

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