Improvement of Natural Ventilation in a Factory Building Using PIV Technique

PIV 풍동실험을 통한 공장건물의 자연환기 향상 연구

  • 강종훈 (포항공과대학교 기계공학과 대학원) ;
  • 이상준 (포항공과대학교 기계공학과)
  • Published : 2005.12.01


Vents at outer walls of a large factory building are very important for natural ventilation. But, if a full-open vent is used, rain comes through the vents. We tried to utilize the natural ventilation effectively using a louver. A 1/120 scale-down building model was placed inside an atmospheric boundary layer simulated in a wind tunnel test section. The effect of louver angle on the ventilation flow inside the factory building was investigated experimentally. Instantaneous velocity fields inside the building model were measured using a 2-frame PIV system with varying the louver angles ($\theta=20^{\circ},\;40^{\circ},\;60^{\circ}$). For the case of $\theta=60^{\circ}$, as the incoming flow into the factory building increases, the inside velocity distribution becomes uniformly.