Evaluating the impacts of urban form on the microclimate in the dense areas
Paper in proceeding, 2019

Urban form is consisting of several complex parameters which can affect urban microclimate in the energy calculations; most importantly the geometry of buildings, streets andcanopies. This study with a novel design-based approach generates 400 urban forms in the context of a dense urban area to evaluate the air flow and consequently the ventilation potential with the aids of CFD simulations in the warm months. Results, indicating the impacts of urban form on microclimate showed that by adopting some design-based suggestions, ventilation potential can be increased up to 17.5% even in severe air pollution conditions.

Author

Kavan Javanroodi

Lund University

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Vahid Nik

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Building Simulation Conference Proceedings

25222708 (ISSN)

Vol. 5 3586-3593

16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
Rome, Italy,

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Architecture

Building Technologies

ISBN

9781713809418

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6/23/2021