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dc.contributor.authorWest, Aaron Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:47:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:47:35Z
dc.date.issued2000-10-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11082000-19470005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35628
dc.description.abstract(Abstract) The push to design environmentally conscious and sustainable buildings has surged over the past twenty year, thus leading to the development of new methods for harnessing the natural elements of the earth. In recent years the international firm of Kohn, Pederson and Fox has been a champion of the sustainability movement. In fact many of the newer passive ventilation strategies under development can be seen in Kohn, Pedersen Fox International (KPFI) current commission for the World Trade Center (WTC) currently under construction in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This multi-million square foot complex has been designed to service the growing needs of Europe's free market economy and the fledgling European Union (EU). The complex is a series of five towers with connecting multi-storied atriums in the interstitial spaces. While the towers are actively heated and cooled using modern energy efficient systems the atrium areas are ventilated using an innovative passive system. This passive system relies on turbulence and negative pressure along the roof system to draw air through the space and positive pressure (due to wind driven forces) at the inlets located above the ground level doors to bring air into the atrium. The primary concept behind this strategy is that the difference between the positive and negative pressure zones will induce a convective current within the atrium space and there by create a continuous air-change system. The intent of this thesis is to analyze and report on the findings of the wind tunnel tests done on scale models of the complex and, propose alternative ideas to strengthen the current design.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWest-thesis.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectnatural ventilationen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2000.W478en_US
dc.titleAn Exploration of the Natural Ventilation Strategies At the World Trade Center, Amsterdamen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, James R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSchubert, Robert P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBeliveau, Yvan J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11082000-19470005/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-11-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-11-13
dc.date.adate2000-11-13en_US


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