Flow measurements in indoor office environment

Bala Varma Datla, Mark Glauser

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Experiments were performed to develop an understanding of the flow interactions between two heated breathing manikins seated across a table from one another in an office environment. Velocity measurements were obtained between the seated mankins at face level using a particle image velocimetry system. The results show the development of thermally driven recirculating zones in front of each manikin. These zones appear to interact in such a way to provide a mechanism for thermally driven transport between the two manikins that is substantially greater than the transport between the manikins due to breathing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2009
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2009Sep 17 2009


Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY


  • Indoor environment
  • Manikin
  • Particle image velocimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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