Experimental studies on air diffusion of a linear diffuser and associated thermal comfort indices in an air-conditioned space

Wan Ki Chow, Ling Tim Wong

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Indoor air flow induced by a linear diffuser in an air-conditioned environmental chamber was studied experimentally. Macroscopic numbers describing indoor air flow such as the Archimedes number, the Reynolds number and the jet number were measured. Evaluation of the thermal comfort using the air diffusion performance index (ADPI) and the percentage dissatisfied (PD) was made. Comparison between those indices and the macroscopic numbers for the air flow are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

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