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CONTAM96: User Manual.

pdf icon CONTAM96: User Manual. (5490 K)
Walton, G. N.

NISTIR 6056; 77 p. September 1997.

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computer programs; manuals; air flow; building technology; contaminant dispersal; indoor air quality; multizone analysis; user interface


This manual describes the use of a computer program, CONTAM96, for analyzing the air movement and indoor air quality in multizone buildings. The first program 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 to calculate the airflows and dynamic levels of indoor contaminants. The results of the calculation may be reviewed graphically and printable files may be generated. This program is an extension of the earlier CONTAM93 program.