Natural ventilation in a traditional house on a West Indies Island (Guadeloupe):: Field testing on site and in a wind tunnel

  • Dupont M
  • Celestine C
  • Feuillard T
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Abstract

Spatial distribution of wind velocity is investigated for a traditional house placed through the trade-winds in Guadeloupe. The real scale experiment is compared with a 1 50 scale model placed in a boundary layer wind tunnel. Mean velocity and mean turbulence dimensionless coefficients are measured for several inlet and outlet areas and locations. A linear correlation between these two coefficients is found. A linear correlation between the real scale and the wind tunnel experiments is also found. © 1994.

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  • M. Dupont

  • C. Celestine

  • T. Feuillard

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