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TitleDifferent module placements in a modular façade system for natural ventilation
Author(s)Sacht, Helenice Maria
Bragança, L.
Almeida, Manuela Guedes de
Caram, R.
Natural ventilation
Wind tunnel tests
Issue dateMay-2015
JournalProcedia Economics and Finance
CitationSacht, H., Bragança, L., Almeida, M., & Caram, R. (2015). Different Module Placements in a Modular Façade System for Natural Ventilation, Procedia Economics and Finance, Vol. Volume 21, pp. 366-373, doi: 10.1016/S2212-5671(15)00188-4
Abstract(s)Nowadays natural ventilation has gained prominence because its correct use can reduce energy consumption for cooling systems and improve thermal comfort among users. In this paper, we report on the modelling initiative, based on the wind tunnel tests that were carried out for the determination of the influence of natural ventilation in buildings. Indeed, the renewal of air in a closed environment without using an air conditioning system with mechanical elements can lead to energy savings and, in addition, provide air quality.The wind tunnel tests were carried out by varying the positioning of six ventilation modules in the façade system configuration. The modules were positioned below the window-sill (ventilated window-sill) as well as separately above and below the façade. The wind speed measurements were taken inside and outside the model for the different façades configurations to evaluate the best performance in relation to natural ventilation. The results supported the positioning of the six ventilation modules below the window-sill, forming a â ventilated window-sillâ as the most effective natural ventilation solution.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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