Journal or Book Title
Transactions of the ASAE
Research Focus Area(s)
Animal Production Systems Engineering
Four commercially available sidewall air inlets and one sharp-edged rectangular opening were tested in a full-scale building section under similar isothermal conditions. Large differences were found between inlets for airjet spread, axial velocity decay, airjet throw, and entrainment ratio. A criterion was derived for evaluating inlets utilizing airjet throw, airjet spread, entrainment ratio, and animal-level velocity. The criterion developed highlighted some deficiencies of the commercially available inlets at a recommended building operating pressure of 12.4 Pa.
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Hoff, Steven J. and Wu, Cheng Gang, "Establishing Criteria for Sidewall Air Inlet Performance and Evaluation of Four Commercial Inlets on This Criteria" (2000). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications. 349.