Evaluation of the Impacts of Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings

  • Yang, In-Ho (Research Institute of Engineering Science, Seoul National University) ;
  • Jo, Jae-Hun (Department of Architecture, Graduate School, Seoul National University) ;
  • Yeo, Myoung-Souk (Department of Architecture, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Kwang-Woo (Department of Architecture, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 2003.06.01


The objective of this study is to analyze and evaluate the impact of the stack effect in high-rise buildings for solving the various problems resulting from it. For the evaluation of the impacts on the stack effect, computer program simulations based on the network model were performed for a typical high-rise office building. The results of the simulations show that the impact caused by the stack effect is mainly dependent on building envelope air-tightness and internal air flow resistance. Therefore the problems due to the stack effect may be solved to some extent by installing vestibules around entrance doors and doors serving elevators, and by zoning the elevators.



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