ERIC Number: ED180058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Ventilation of Wide-Span Schools in the Hot, Humid Tropics. Educational Building Report 6.
This report describes studies on natural air motion induced in wide-span educational buildings. It includes a discussion on the influence of air motion indoors on various factors such as the span of buildings, orientation in relation to outdoor wind, open spaces such as courtyards, plan form, semi-partitions, external projections, adjacent buildings of different heights, and landscape elements. A brief description is given of the low-speed wind tunnel and the experimental procedure adopted for this study. The contribution of thermal forces was assessed by an analytical method using experimental data comprising the measurements taken in prototype buildings in the warm, humid season. The report gives design guidelines for inducing air motion and provides diagramatic representations of buildings in relation to air flow patterns. (Author)
Descriptors: Air Flow, Architectural Research, Climate, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Facility Requirements, Foreign Countries, Landscaping, Models, Tables (Data), Thermal Environment, Ventilation
Unipub, Inc., P.O. Box 433, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10016 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Identifiers: Asia; Wide Span Buildings