Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Engineering

Abstract

Ridge vent design and building orientation with respect to predominating winds are two primary factors influencing the effectiveness of natural ventilation. Research concerning ridge vent design and building orientation as a means of optimizing natural ventilation is inconclusive and incomplete. Therefore, a model study was conducted to study ventilation characteristics of a model open front beef confinement unit with the following objective: 1) Evaluate the effects of ridge vent design and wind direction on air flow characteristics and temperature in a model of an open front beef building. 2) Develop prediction equations for the relationship between wind velocity and outlet velocity in a model of an open front beef building. 3) Develop prediction equations for the relationship between wind velocity and temperature difference in a model of an open front building.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Beef cattle -- Housing

Barns -- Heating and ventilation

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

76

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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