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Description - Buoyancy Effects on Natural Ventilation by Torwong Chenvidyakarn

This book describes in depth the fundamental effects of buoyancy, a key force in driving air and transporting heat and pollutants around the interior of a building. It is essential reading for anyone involved in the design and operation of modern sustainable, energy-efficient buildings, whether a student, researcher or practitioner. The book presents new principles in natural ventilation design and addresses surprising, little-known natural ventilation phenomena that are seldom taught in architecture or engineering schools. Despite its scientific and applied mathematics subject, the book is written in simple language and contains no demanding mathematics, while still covering both qualitative and quantitative aspects of ventilation flow analysis. It is therefore suitable for both non-expert readers who just want to develop intuition of natural ventilation design and control (such as architects and students) and for those possessing more expertise whose work involves quantifying flows (such as engineers and building scientists).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107015302
ISBN-10: 1107015308
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 273
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Torwong Chenvidyakarn

Dr Taiyoot Torwong Chenvidyakarn holds a Lectureship at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow in Architecture at Magdalene College. He teaches and researches in the area of building physics for sustainable design at Cambridge BP Institute and the Departments of Engineering and Architecture. He received his Master's and PhD degrees from Cambridge. He is a frequent author of articles for leading international peer-reviewed journals, such as Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, CIBSE's Building Services Engineering Research and Technology and the International Journal of Ventilation and sits on the editorial boards of two international journals: Building Urban, Interior and Landscape Design and Technology and the Journal of Architectural Research and Studies.