Experimental Study on Indoor Thermal Stratification in Large Space by under Floor Air Distribution System (UFAD) in Summer

Xin Wang; Chen Huang; Weiwu Cao; Xuelei Gao; Wen Liu
April 2011
Engineering;Apr2011, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p384
Academic Journal
A ventilation method of down-supply up-return has grown popular in large space in recent years for comfort ventilation with low thermal load, especially in China, including gymnasium, factory space, and exhibition hall, etc. The undisturbed flow pattern in the space gives a gradient in temperature, and the vertical thermal stratification appears markedly in large space. The object for this paper is to understand the behaviour of an under floor air distribution system in a ventilated space. The thermal stratification characteristics in a real UFAD experimental space were measured. The effects of different supply conditions on the thermal stratification characteristics are investigated based on the experimental results. The relations between space air stratification and the control parameter is predicted. It can be indicated that there are 4 zones composing the vertical thermal stratification. And different zone has different control parameter.


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