The Effects of Building Openings on Airflow
Case Study: Type 36 Low-Income Housing Unit
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- airflow, opening, air velocity, type 36 housing unit
Airflow is a variable that affects indoor air quality, including health and comfort. It can be obtained by various aspects including openings in the building. This study aims to see how the openings in the type 36 housing unit affect the airflow in it. Type 36 housings are buildings intended for people with a low income wherein natural airflow is important to maintain health and comfort within the buildings. The pattern of air movement and the velocity of the airflow were studied. The method used was the computational fluid dynamics simulation. Several variables that affect airflow were observed, such as the position of the opening, opening conditions, and opening area. The results showed that the factor of the opening area is the most influencing factor for indoor airflow. Turbulence in the airflow reduces in the presence of more opening in the building.
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TY - CONF AU - Lestari AU - Syaiful Muazir PY - 2021 DA - 2021/09/11 TI - The Effects of Building Openings on Airflow BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science, Technology, and Modern Society (ICSTMS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 163 EP - 167 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210909.037 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210909.037 ID - 2021 ER -