Building HVAC systems are a leading candidate for the deployment of emerging chemical and biological sensors. The current generation of HVAC equipment, however, has not been designed for containment or mitigation of the contaminants resulting from a chemical or biological attack. Plans are underway to integrate the ongoing development of HVAC simulation technologies at OSU with enhanced building automation and security hardware.
Description: Two full scale test cells will experimentally determine room heat extraction rates under various environmental and operating conditions. The measured sensible cooling load will be compared to the load predicted by heat balance and RTS calculation procedures.