Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

43

Issue

3

First Page

735

Last Page

743

Research Focus Area(s)

Animal Production Systems Engineering

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 43, no. 3 (2000): 735–743.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

April 30, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

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