Qualitative study of airflow structure across wooden louvred window panels for natural ventilation applications

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Window ventilation usually used in energy-efficient buildings as an effective natural ventilation system to provide an adequate opening for fresh air to flow into the interior space. It could help to reduce the indoor air temperature and limit the contaminants in buildings. This study aimed to visualise the airflow structure across a wooden louvred window panel using the smoke flow visualisation technique at different airflow speeds of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0 m/s in a closed-loop wind tunnel. Two Sony 1920 × 1080i cameras captured the airflow structure, which took the side view, rear view, front view and back view images. The wooden louvred window panel promotes optimum outdoor airflow and facilitates continuous air exchange to replace the indoor air. Results showed that smoke filled the space quickly at the highest airflow speed of 5 m/s. This study used an inclination angle of 75° for the wooden louvred window panel to avoid rain splatter. Besides, wood material could be used as a façade shading device. Therefore, installing the wooden louvred window panels could enhance natural ventilation, ensure indoor thermal comfort and reduce indoor air contaminants.

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Nur Baitul Izati Rasli, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

PhD degree in the fields of Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

Nor Azam Ramli, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Wales, United Kingdom. Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

Mohd Rodzi Ismail, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Minden, (Malaysia).

PhD degree in Building Engineering from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Associate Professor, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Minden, (Malaysia).

Noorfazreena Mohammad Kamaruddin, School of Aerospace Engineering. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Senior Lecturer, School of Aerospace Engineering. Nibong Tebal, (Malaysia).

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2021-09-14

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Rasli, N. B. I., Ramli, N. A., Ismail, M. R., & Mohammad Kamaruddin, N. (2021). Qualitative study of airflow structure across wooden louvred window panels for natural ventilation applications. 3C Tecnología. Glosas De innovación Aplicadas a La Pyme, 10(3), 73–99. Recuperado a partir de https://ojs.3ciencias.com/index.php/3c-tecnologia/article/view/1184