Air Distribution Studies in Multi-Room Shelters
Technical Report,01 Sep 1965,01 Aug 1966
PROTECTIVE STRUCTURES DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA FORT BELVOIR United States
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Ventilation studies for determining the effectiveness of manual air moving devices were conducted in the multi-room adiabatic mock-up shelter at the Protective Structures Development Center. The air moving devices used in the study were adapted from the Oriental Punkah, a device used to fan a room. They are low in cost, of simple construction, rugged and durable, can be stored indefinitely under most conditions, and are capable of circulating relatively large volumes of air at extremely low power requirements. Observations of the air distribution and velocity patterns within all shelter rooms for various configurations and ventilation rates indicates that punkahs exert a significant influence. Punkahs provide an inexpensive, simple, durable, and efficient method of improving the ventilation and habitability of fallout shelter spaces.
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