Surges in Air Vents Adjacent to Emergency Gates

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I. W. McCaig, F. H. Jonker

H. G. Acres & Company, Ltd., Niagara Falls, Canada

J. Basic Eng 83(4), 679-682 (Dec 01, 1961) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3662293 History: Received January 23, 1961; Online November 04, 2011


This paper examines the mechanics of surges in air vents and advances methods for calculating their magnitude. Particular attention is paid to the magnitude of the backsurge which can occur an the air vent behind an intake gate.

Copyright © 1961 by ASME
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