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Application of horizontal confluents jets in a school virtual chamber

Conceição, E., Conceição, M. I., Gomes, J., Lúcio, M. M. and Awbi, H. (2021) Application of horizontal confluents jets in a school virtual chamber. E3S Web of Conferences, 246. 02005. ISSN 2267-1242

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/202124602005


The study presented in this work is performed in a virtual chamber, similar to an existing experimental chamber, with dimensions of 4.50×2.55×2.50 m3. The chamber, occupied with twelve virtual manikins, is equipped with six tables, twelve chairs, one exhaust system and one inlet system, based in confluents jets system. In the exhaust system are considered six air ducts, located above the head level, connected to the ceiling area. The inlet system, based in four vertical ducts, with 0.15 m diameter, located on the corners of the chamber, are equipped with consecutive holes, that promotes horizontal jets near the wall. The results demonstrate that when the airflow rate increases the air quality number increases, the thermal comfort number decreases and the ADI increases slightly. The predicted percentage of dissatisfied index values show that the thermal comfort level is acceptable, the dioxide carbon concentration values show that the indoor air quality is near the acceptable value and the Draught Risk is acceptable.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering
ID Code:114802
Publisher:EDP Sciences


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