Mid-term report: Complex Ventilation and Micro-Environmental Control in Livestock Housing
Keywords:Ventilation, Climate control, Thermal condition, Experimental fluid dynamic, Computational fluid dynamic
Micro-complex ventilation involves integrating precision local ventilations in animal zones. In order to gain knowledge about air motion and temperature distribution in animal occupied zones, the project will investigate an integrated micro ventilation concept in livestock housing. Data will be gathered by using both Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and scale experiments in wind tunnel. After the establishment of the system, optimisations are also needed. Then, to validate the optimal system, varied techniques including local cross ventilation, tunnel ventilation, low pressure ventilation and heat exchange will be investigated. The proposed system combines the advantages of natural, mechanical and displacement ventilation, making it a technology with great efficiency and potential.
So far, parts of the experiment about the heated body have already been conducted in the wind tunnel. A CFD simulation about heat convection from chicken have already been finished and written into a manuscript. This report contains introduction of the project of Complex Ventilation and Micro-Environmental Control in Livestock Housing. This report contains activities, courses, and manuscript was presented. There is also a plan for further work.
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