Accession Number:

AD0757365

Title:

Study of Air Distribution in Large Partitioned Shelters.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 71-Feb 73,

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST DURHAM N C OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DEPT

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

The report describes experimental studies performed to determine the effect of manually powered ventilation equipment when used to ventilate large partitioned shelters. The equipment used consisted of a 30-inch fan and an air distributional device called a Kearny pump. For each of seven different floor plans, the equipment was operated using various configurations of apertures for air inlet and exhaust. During each test, airflow rate measurements were taken at heights of three feet and six feet above floor level using hot wire anemometers at measurement points marked off on the floor of the test facility. These measurements were used to develop iso-speed contours for airflow rates of 20 fpm and 40 fpm over the floor area of the test facility. Based on the results of these tests, it was concluded that the manually powered equipment can be used to effectively ventilate large, partitioned shelters for most floor plans and aperture configurations tested. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE