Propagation of tracer gas in a subway station controlled by natural ventilation

Spiegel, Jonathan, Brüne, Markus, Dering, Nils, Pflitsch, Andreas, Qian, Zi, Agnew, Brian, Paliacin, Roberto and Irving, Malcolm (2014) Propagation of tracer gas in a subway station controlled by natural ventilation. Journal of Heat Island Institute International, 9 (2). pp. 103-107. ISSN 2188-4056

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To minimize risk from passengers and emergency rescue teams in occurrence of an event of the release of toxic agents or a fire scenario, an understanding of the dispersion process inside subway systems is valuable information. To gather knowledge about the airflow conditions in the subway system of the Tyne and Wear Metro in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, air velocity and tracer gas dispersion were obtained during a nightly experiment in the absence of train movement. Results indicate that dispersion ways and passenger routes often overlap.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural airflow, tracer gas experiment, chimney effect, subway station, sensor platform
Subjects: H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 15:01
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 23:45

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