DESIGN OF VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR THE TRAINSHED AND TUNNELS OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK

One of the largest underground structures in Manhattan, occupying approximately 2.5 million square feet, is New York's Grand Central Terminal trainshed. The trainshed currently experiences high air temperatures during summer months, creating an uncomfortable environment for passengers and employees and increasing the probability of equipment failure or reduced service life. The paper discusses the identification of conceptual designs in order to alleviate the extreme temperatures occurring within the trainshed. Discussed is the background and technical difficulties in applying modeling to such a comprehensive structure. Technical approach, validation, and the optimization of design using the model are described.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 17p

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  • Accession Number: 00960865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1931594082
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2003 12:00AM