Effects of roof design on the wind-induced ventilation performance of atrium spaces

Rong Li, Adrian Pitts

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Abstract

This paper investigates the wind-induced natural ventilation of atrium buildings with several different types of roofs using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. Three possible flow patterns are identified for an atrium building with a section aspect ratio of unity first and based on this identification the ventilation performance of two common kinds of atrium roof shapes, including triangular type roofs and barrel vault type roofs, are investigated and compared, based on which relevant design guidelines are also developed finally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSun, Wind and Architecture - The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007
Pages352-359
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - , Singapore
Duration: 22 Nov 200724 Nov 2007
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Abbreviated titlePLEA 2007
CountrySingapore
Period22/11/0724/11/07

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