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DIY Natural Ventilation Improvements

BIM_Engineer
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DIY Natural Ventilation Improvements

If your house isn't orientated for circulating cool air from sea breezes 

Then  Ive attached a simulation that shows air flow through a front open window doesnt necessarily reach your other rooms ie Family, Meals & living areas

In fact the air hardly makes it to the back rooms

AirFlow Window_ms.jpg

 

A simple cost effective solution to get airflow to the back rooms is via louvre vents and ducting from directly above through ceiling spaces a Great DIY project that will save you on Cooling Costs

AirFlow Ducts_ms.jpg

Brad
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Re: DIY Natural Ventilation Improvements

@BIM_Engineer how does that compare to a Whirly Bird or a solar roof vent?

BIM_Engineer
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Re: DIY Natural Ventilation Improvements

@BradThey are all natural air displacement systems and thanks for bringing up other DIY systems
Whirly Birds and solar vents are mechanical  they have controlled flow  (ie fans, pumps,etc)
The vent in the above system is fitted to an dutch gable and can be an architectural feature, there are no moving parts
it just relies on redirecting natural breezes.
BTW these are Multiphysics Simulations they are a great way to analyze & Illustrate not only airflow/ventilation, but also vibration ,noise, stress/strain, pressure, thermal, particle and any other physical real world (time related) effect at the initial design stages.
IMO a great design tool

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