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Buoyant jet in a ventilated room: Velocity field, temperature field and airflow patterns analysed with three different whole-field methods
Högskolan i Gävle.
2009 (English)In: Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, E-ISSN 1873-684X, Vol. 44, no 1, 137-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The instantaneous velocity field and temperature field were measured and file airflow patterns visualised close to a diffuser for displacement ventilation. Since the low-velocity diffuser was located above the floor and the inlet air temperature was below the room temperature, the flow was governed by both momentum and buoyancy forces. The data were recorded with whole-field measuring techniques, particle streak velocimetry (PSV), particle image velocimetry (PIV) and infrared thermography (IR), in conjunction with a low thermal mass screen. The environment is very complex, supply of buoyant air with a commercial supply terminal with 20 nozzles pointing in different directions. which makes it difficult to use point-measuring techniques or computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The aim was twofold: (a) to explore what kind of information can be derived Front whole-field measurement techniques in this context and (b) to investigate the trajectory of the flow discharged into the room and the entrainment of the flow.

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2009. Vol. 44, no 1, 137-145 p.
Keyword [en]
Whole-field method, Particle streak velocimetry, Particle image velocimetry, Infrared thermography
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Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-32184DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.02.009ISI: 000260568600014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-51449124263OAI: diva2:409466
QC 20110408Available from: 2011-04-08 Created: 2011-04-08 Last updated: 2011-04-26Bibliographically approved

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