full-scale laboratories and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to
test, model, and analyze the performance of
UFAD plenums and room air stratification.
This section discusses the characteristics of underfloor systems in terms of
the issues that are fundamental to the design of any HVAC system, including thermal comfort
and system benefits that may result from
successful integration of UFAD systems.
For more detailed information on UFAD system performance and related issues,
check out CBE's series of publications representing the results of
research, field studies and controlled experiments carried out by CBE's team of
In addition, consult the extensive bibliography of papers related to Underfloor
Air Distribution and Task/Ambient Conditioning systems. This extensive list covers publications
authored by CBE staff, other research institutions, practitioners, and by
building industry experts.