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Walls influence interior radiant environment of: Livestock shelters for shade

Authors

Leroy Hahn
T. E. Bond
C. F. Kelly

Authors Affiliations

Leroy Hahn is Agricultural Engineer, ARS, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Columbia, Missouri (formerly stationed at Davis, California); T. E. Bond is Agricultural Engineer, ARS, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Davis, California; C. F. Kelly was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, U.C., Davis, and is now Assistant Director, California Agricultural Experiment Station.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 17(9):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n09p10. September 1963.

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Abstract

Placing a simple shade over an animal exposed to a hot environment and direct radiant energy from the sun, cuts the radiation heat load on that animal about 45%. Addition of one wall caused an additional 5% reduction, and each additional wall (up to three) caused an additional 2% reduction—making a total reduction in radiation heat load resulting from a three-sided shelter of about 54%, according to this report of Davis tests.

Hahn L, Bond T, Kelly C. 1963. Walls influence interior radiant environment of: Livestock shelters for shade. Hilgardia 17(9):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n09p10
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