Computation and measurement of wind induced ventilation

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



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 (PhD)
Supervisors:Baker, C.
Wright, N.G
Uncontrolled Keywords:natural ventilation measurement computational fluid dynamics CFD
Faculties/Schools:UK Campuses > Faculty of Engineering > School of Civil Engineering
ID Code:110
Deposited By:Nigel Wright
Deposited On:13 Jul 2005
Last Modified:06 Feb 2009 14:43

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