A Study and Analysis of the Effect of Natural Ventilation on Housing in Humid Climate

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/190193
Title:
A Study and Analysis of the Effect of Natural Ventilation on Housing in Humid Climate
Author:
Sahoo, Kiriti
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Traditionally, Natural ventilation has been a strategy for achieving thermal comfort. Today it is used to lower energy needs by substituting for mechanical ventilation. Airflow patterns for natural ventilation usage depend on the climate, site location and geophysical characteristics. This master’s report investigates compares and analyzes airflow in a residence in a humid climate in India. The author utilized graphical and hand calculation methods to simulate the airflow pattern and the natural ventilation contribution to minimizing heating and cooling demands. The research demonstrated that natural ventilations strategies saved 32.95 % of the cooling load while through optimization methods the overall savings was 50.53 %
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Study and Analysis of the Effect of Natural Ventilation on Housing in Humid Climateen_US
dc.creatorSahoo, Kiritien_US
dc.contributor.authorSahoo, Kiritien_US
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, Natural ventilation has been a strategy for achieving thermal comfort. Today it is used to lower energy needs by substituting for mechanical ventilation. Airflow patterns for natural ventilation usage depend on the climate, site location and geophysical characteristics. This master’s report investigates compares and analyzes airflow in a residence in a humid climate in India. The author utilized graphical and hand calculation methods to simulate the airflow pattern and the natural ventilation contribution to minimizing heating and cooling demands. The research demonstrated that natural ventilations strategies saved 32.95 % of the cooling load while through optimization methods the overall savings was 50.53 %en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChalfoun, Naderen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMedlin, Larryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrittain, Rockyen_US
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