Air leakage and ventilation effectiveness for confinement livestock housing

Y. Zhang, E. M. Barber

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With new building materials and construction technology, infiltration still contributed a large portion (about 47%) of the minimum ventilation in swine buildings. This ventilation can significantly reduce the ventilation effectiveness and may even cause failure to control the indoor environment. Infiltration through a building envelope is analogous to an electrical circuit. Similar to the insulation value (RSI), air leakage resistance (RL) could be a standard parameter to express the building material, construction, and performance during building commissioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1501-1504
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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