Three Dimensional Characteristics of the Airflow in Unidirectional Vehicle Tunnels

  • Published : 2008.10.21


Airflow distributions along tunnel and over the cross section are critical in selecting installation location of the velocity monitor to obtain the representative data for ventilation as well as fire safety systems. This paper aims at performing CFD and on-site studies to analyze the longitudinal and cross-sectional distributions of the air velocity in tunnels employing longitudinal and semi-transversal ventilation systems. This study can ultimately contribute to selecting the monitor type as well as the optimal installation locations in vehicle tunnel.