Accession Number : AD0680217

Title :   NATURAL VENTILATION FOR FALLOUT SHELTERS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Isenberg,Melvin W. ; Allen,Robert

Report Date : 30 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : Two identical eight-story dormitory buildings on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University were used for investigating natural ventilation effects. Equipment for measuring air change rates, consisting of an electronegative gas detector, a system of plastic pipe, a collection and valve control device, and necessary recording instruments, was used to gather data. Results are reported on ventilation of a closed, unoccupied building, and on ventilation of shelters in the basement and on the fifth floor with simulated occupants. Using a tracer gas technique, a series of tests were run to determine the rates of natural and forced ventilation in upper story shelter spaces. Evaluation of portable package ventilation units used in the tests is included and problems which were encountered are reported upon. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLOUT SHELTERS, *VENTILATION), GAS DETECTORS, VALVES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SIMULATION, BUILDINGS, TEST METHODS, VENTILATION FANS, TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE