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CONTAM93: User Manual.

pdf icon CONTAM93: User Manual. (3555 K)
Walton, G. N.

NISTIR 5385; 77 p. March 1994.

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
Telephone: 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Fax: 703-605-6900.
Order number: PB94-164381


computer programs; manuals; air movement; air quality; multizone buildings; air flow; contaminant dispersal; indoor air quality; predictive models; multizone analysis; user interface


This manual describes the use of two computer programs for analyzing the air movement and indoor air quality in multizone buildings. The first program CONTAM is used to create and edit the building description including data for all features relating to airflow or to the generation and removal of contaminants. It uses a graphic interface to establish the spatial relationship of these features. These data along with weather data are used by the program CONTAMX to calculate the airflows and dynamic levels of indoor contaminants. The results of the calculation may be reviewed graphically in CONTAM and printable files may be generated. Together these two programs are called CONTAM93.