Natural convection heat transfer through doorways can be an important process by which thermal energy is transferred from one zone to another zone of a building. The topic of this paper is interzonal natural convection in a two zone and a three zone multilevel full scale building. Aperture velocity and temperature distributions are measured and the experimental interzonal mass flow rate and heat transfer are determined. A Bernoulli model is derived to predict the neutral heights, velocity profiles, and interzonal heat transfer. The measured and predicted interzonal flow rate and heat transfer are compared and found to be in good agreement.
Analysis and Measurements of Interzonal Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Buildings
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Hill, D., Kirkpatrick, A., and Burns, P. (August 1, 1986). "Analysis and Measurements of Interzonal Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Buildings." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 1986; 108(3): 178–184. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3268090
Download citation file: