Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Egan, Robert K., "Ridge Vent and Wind Direction Effects on Airflow Characteristics in a Model Open Front Beef Building" (1975). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4866.