Natural ventilation is considered a prerequisite for sustainablebuildings and is therefore in line with current trends in theconstruction industry. The design of naturally ventilated buildingsis more difficult and carries greater risk than those that aremechanically ventilated. A successful result relies increasingly ona good understanding of the abilities and limitations of thetheoretical and experimental procedures that are used for design.
There are two ways to naturally ventilate a building: winddriven ventilation and stack ventilation. The majority of buildingsemploying natural ventilation rely primarily on wind drivenventilation, but the most efficient design should implement bothtypes.
Natural Ventilation of Buildings: Theory, Measurement andDesign comprehensively explains the fundamentals of the theoryand measurement of natural ventilation, as well as the currentstate of knowledge and how this can be applied to design. Thebook also describes the theoretical and experimental techniques tothe practical problems faced by designers. Particularattention is given to the limitations of the various techniques andthe associated uncertainties.
* Comprehensive coverage of the theory and measurement of naturalventilation
* Detailed coverage of the relevance and application oftheoretical and experimental techniques to design
* Highlighting of the strengths and weaknesses of techniques andtheir errors and uncertainties
* Comprehensive coverage of mathematical models, includingCFD
* Two chapters dedicated to design procedures and another devotedto the basic principles of fluid mechanics that are relevant toventilation
This comprehensive account of the fundamentals for naturalventilation design will be invaluable to undergraduates andpostgraduates who wish to gain an understanding of the topic forthe purpose of research or design. The book should also provide auseful source of reference for more experienced industrypractitioners.