Flow Box

- Strategic Research Areas: Health, Energy
- Status: existing (TU/e Campus; Vertigo Building)

Forced mixing ventilation is a commonly used ventilation principle in which air is forced into the upper part of the room. Optimal understanding the process of mixing ventilation is crucial to design rooms with effective and efficient ventilation ensuring the comfort and health of the room occupants. Current models of mixing ventilation are however not capable of making accurate predictions. To increase understanding of mixing ventilation a test setup has been designed at the Department.

The flowbox is a glass ‘box’ as large as 2 x 2 x 2 meters with a separate section for conditioning. A unique lay out in the world for ventilation efficiency research. Included in this lay out is a special 3D Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) system for fluid dynamic investigations in gasses and liquids, to be able to measure experiments on this large scale. The LDA will also be used in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel.