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ESTABLISHING CRITERIA FOR SIDEWALL AIR INLET PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION OF FOUR COMMERCIAL INLETS ON THIS CRITERIA
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Transactions of the ASAE. 43(3): 735-743. (doi: 10.13031/2013.2757) @2000
Authors: S. J. Hoff, C. G. Wu
Keywords: Inlets, Ventilation, Airjets, Efficiency, Performance criteria
Four commercially available sidewall air inlets and one sharp-edged rectangular opening were tested in a full-scale building section under similar isothermal conditions. Large differences were found between inlets for airjet spread, axial velocity decay, airjet throw, and entrainment ratio. A criterion was derived for evaluating inlets utilizing airjet throw, airjet spread, entrainment ratio, and animal-level velocity. The criterion developed highlighted some deficiencies of the commercially available inlets at a recommended building operating pressure of 12.4 Pa.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)