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Ventilation of Buildings

2nd Edition

By H.B. Awbi


536 pages

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Hazim Awbi's Ventilation of Buildings has become established as the definitive text on the subject. This new, thoroughly revised, edition builds on the basic principles of the original text drawing in the results of considerable new research in the field. A new chapter on natural ventilation is also added and recent developments in ventilation concepts and room air distribution are also considered.

The text is intended for the practitioner in the building services industry, the architect, the postgraduate student undertaking courses or research in HVAC, building services engineering, or building environmental engineering, and the undergraduate studying building services as a major subject. Readers are assumed to be familiar with the basic principles of fluid flow and heat transfer and some of the material requires more advanced knowledge of partial differential equations which describe the turbulent flow and heat transfer processes of fluids. The book is both a presentation of the practical issues that are needed for modern ventilation system design and a survey of recent developments in the subject


This is a very comprehensive textbook set at a level aimed at providing the reader with a thorough technical understanding of ventilation theory and practice. It is a book that should be equally suitable in both practice and university. - International Journal of Ventilation

This book includes a substantial number of examples, data tables and figures, thus making it a complete text for anyone who really needs to understand ventilation. - International Journal of Ventilation

Table of Contents

1. Human Comfort and Ventilation 2. Ventilation Requirements 3. Air Infiltration 4. Principles of Air Jets and Pumps 5. Air Diffusion Devices 6. Design of Room Air Distribution Systems 7. Natural, Hybrid and Low Energy Ventilation 8. Computational Fluid Dynamics in Room Airflow Analysis 9. Measurement of Indoor Climate Appendix A Air Infiltration Calculation Software Appendix B CFD Codes

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General