Ventilation of Buildings

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Architecture - 522 pages
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Hazim Awbi's Ventilation of Buildings has become established as the definitive text on the subject. This new, thoroughly revised, edition builds on the basic principles of the original text drawing in the results of considerable new research in the field. A new chapter on natural ventilation is also added and recent developments in ventilation concepts and room air distribution are also considered.

The text is intended for the practitioner in the building services industry, the architect, the postgraduate student undertaking courses or research in HVAC, building services engineering, or building environmental engineering, and the undergraduate studying building services as a major subject. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the basic principles of fluid flow and heat transfer and some of the material requires more advanced knowledge of partial differential equations which describe the turbulent flow and heat transfer processes of fluids. The book is both a presentation of the practical issues that are needed for modern ventilation system design and a survey of recent developments in the subject

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About the author (2003)

Hazim Awbi is Senior Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at the University of Reading, UK. He is the Director of the Indoor Environmental and Energy Research Group, and is the main developer of the CFD code VORTEX©, which is used extensively in room air movement research and in the design of air distribution systems. Dr Awbi was the Chair and organiser of ROOMVENT 2000, the International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms.

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