natural ventilation pressure

natural ventilation pressure

[′nach·rəl ‚vent·əl′ā·shən ‚presh·ər]
(mining engineering)
A pressure difference across the shaft-bottom doors caused by a lack of balance in the two vertical air columns.
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(2006) investigated the pressure of natural ventilation in the shaft of a road tunnel with results indicating that the natural ventilation pressure induced by the shaft has a significant impact on the efficiency of the ventilation system.
If I were to write my own network program, the branch input would include: * Junction in and out, * Resistance (friction, shock losses) at standard density, * An average branch air density and specific volume, * A fan number, if a fan is present, * A natural ventilation pressure, if desired, based on the dummy branch technique, * A fixed air flowrate, if desired, and * A constant leakage factor, if desired, to account for compressed air additions (injected at junction in).
With careful input of resistances and natural ventilation pressures based on experience (i.e., knowing or estimating air state points at junctions), an incompressible program can predict air flows accurately enough.