Interzonal air and moisture transport in a test house: experiment and modelling

Summary

Reports an experimental study of tracer gas dispersion and airborne moisture movement in a fully furnished, two-storey test house. Two independent multi-zone models were used to simulate the experimental data and good agreement was obtained in the inter-model comparison with the tracer gas dispersion. States comparison between the experimental data on moisture movement and the airborne transport model showed that to accurately model the airborne moisture movement, a representation of adsorption by indoor surfaces has to be included. For the correct description of the interzonal air flow, the representation of the two-way flow through open doors as well as of the stack effect in a two-storey house were found to be very important.

Primary Author(s): Plathner P, Woloszyn M

Source: Bldg. Environ., February 2002, vol.37, no.2, 189-199, 12 figs, 1 tab, 19 refs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000102947 Abs 20020120

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