|Sousa Junior,Vilmar Rodrigues de; Sabino,Luana Araújo; Moura,Daniella Jorge de; Nunhez,José Roberto; Sonoda,Lilia Thays; Silva,Alexandre Oliveira; Prada,Ronald Jaimes; Fontoura,Diener Volpin Ribeiro; Seber,Rogério Torres.|
|ABSTRACT: Ventilation systems used in swine facilities deserve to be studied because they directly affect productivity in the pig farming sector. Bearing this in mind the uniformity of air distribution and temperature is essential to animal welfare in this breeding environment. Thus, the purpose of this study was to identify whether changes in air entrances and exhaust fan positioning could influence air velocity and temperature distribution. The experimental data were collected in a commercial full-scale sow facility. Validation was carried out by comparing the simulated air temperatures and data measured in the field. These results showed agreement between data with a maximum relative error of approximately 3 %. The real settings showed a gradual...|
||Palavras-chave: CFD; Airflow pattern; Temperature distribution.