Accession Number:

AD0489656

Title:

NATURAL VENTILATION FOR FALLOUT SHELTERS

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

Two identical eight-story dormitory buildings were used for investigating natural ventilation effects. Equipment for measuring air change rates, consisting of an electronegative gas detector, a system of plastic pipe, a collection and valve control device, and necessary recording instruments, was used to gather data. Results are reported on ventilation of a closed, unoccupied building, and on ventilation of shelters in the basement and on the fifth floor with simulated occupants. A portable ventilation fan and opening of selected exterior doors were used in several tests to determine the possibility of increasing ventilation rates. Generally, ventilation of shelter spaces was lower than expected and below that which would be needed in hot, humid weather when such spaces were occupied to the normal density limit. Neither changing exterior temperature nor moderate winds had significant affects on ventilation rates of the closed buildings under conditions encountered during the testing period.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE