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_id caadria2018_342
id caadria2018_342
authors Bhagat, Nikita, Rybkowski, Zofia, Kalantar, Negar, Dixit, Manish, Bryant, John and Mansoori, Maryam
year 2018
title Modulating Natural Ventilation to Enhance Resilience Through Modifying Nozzle Profiles - Exploring Rapid Prototyping Through 3D-Printing
source T. Fukuda, W. Huang, P. Janssen, K. Crolla, S. Alhadidi (eds.), Learning, Adapting and Prototyping - Proceedings of the 23rd CAADRIA Conference - Volume 2, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 17-19 May 2018, pp. 185-194
summary The study aimed to develop and test an environmentally friendly, easily deployable, and affordable solution for socio-economically challenged populations of the world. 3D-printing (additive manufacturing) was used as a rapid prototyping tool to develop and test a fašade system that would modulate air velocity through modifying nozzle profiles to utilize natural cross ventilation techniques in order to improve human comfort in buildings. Constrained by seasonal weather and interior partitions which block the ability to cross ventilate, buildings can be equipped to perform at reduced energy loads and improved internal human comfort by using a fašade system composed of retractable nozzles developed through this empirical research. This paper outlines the various stages of development and results obtained from physically testing different profiles of nozzle-forms that would populate the fašade system. In addition to optimizing nozzle profiles, the team investigated the potential of collapsible tube systems to permit precise placement of natural ventilation directed at occupants of the built space.
keywords Natural ventilation; Wind velocity; Rapid prototyping; 3D-printing; Nozzle profiles
series CAADRIA
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