Comparative Analysis of Housing Cluster Formation on Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Hot-arid Climate

Authors

  • Susan Abed Hassan Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Samah A. Abrahem Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Maryam Safaa Husian Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq

Keywords:

housing cluster formation, thermal comfort, hot arid climate, predicted mean vote

Abstract

Recent literatures have addressed the effect of building formation on outdoor thermal comfort at urban scale level in various environmental climate contexts. However, there is a research gap in studying the effect of housing clusters formation in specific climate context for Baghdad city as an example of hot arid climate, and its effects on the outdoor thermal comfort. This research aims to comparatively analyze and simulate different housing cluster formations in terms of height, contiguity, and grouping of buildings and their effect on outdoor thermal comfort city using ENVIMET 4.4.2 software. The simulation depends on several parameters analyses that include Predicted Mean Vote (PMV), mean radiant temperature, air temperature, humidity, and air speed. The results of this research found the optimized building formation which improves microclimate thermal comfort on the pedestrian level for hot arid climate.

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2020-12-23

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Hassan, S. A. ., A. Abrahem, S. ., & Husian, M. S. . (2020). Comparative Analysis of Housing Cluster Formation on Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Hot-arid Climate. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 63(1), 72–81. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2718

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