Effects of headroom on the performance of the displacement ventilation system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-346
Journal / PublicationIndoor and Built Environment
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


A numerical simulation applying a validated computational fluid dynamics model was used to investigate the effect of the headroom on a displacement ventilation (DV) system. Two different headroom heights in a space were simulated and compared. It was found that the effect of increased headroom was to improve the thermal comfort of the indoor space. It was also concluded that given the thermal boundary conditions commonly encountered and the typical low headroom found in Hong Kong, DV was found to work effectively in terms of thermal comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ). © 2006 SAGE Publications.

Research Area(s)

  • Computational fluid dynamics, Displacement ventilation, Headroom, Indoor air quality, Thermal comfort, Ventilation