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A workstation with Personalized Ventilation (PV) unit and a thermal manikin with realistic body and temperature distribution were set in a test room (4.70 m x 1.62 m x 2.6 m). Airflow at 15 L/s was supplied from a ceiling diffuser to ventilate the room and keep the temperature at 26 oC. The PV consisted of two plenum boxes nested in each other and placed below the desk top, with discharge slots 0.06 m x 0.5 m (W x L). The PV unit was pressed against the abdomen of the thermal manikin. Each box had a separate supply fan. The airflow supplied isothermally and upwards from the inner and outer box was the same: 4, 6, 8 and 10 L/s. The mean velocity field at the breathing zone was obtained by Particle Image Velocimetry: a dual cavity laser (λ = 532 nm) and two CCD cameras with 35 and 60 mm lenses. Seeding, glycerol droplets, was added to the total volume supply. The maximum absolute mean velocity measured near the mouth was 0.1 m/s, when the boxes were installed but not working. When the two slots supplied equal amount of air, the measured absolute mean velocity increased with increasing the supplied air with a maximum of 0.35 m/s at 10 L/s.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoomvent 2011
Number of pages8
Publication date2011
StatePublished - 2011
EventRoomvent - 12th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms - Trondheim, Norway


ConferenceRoomvent - 12th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms


  • Confluent jets, Convection flow, Personalized ventilation, Airflow interaction
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