Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region

Masoud Dalman, Elias @ Ilias Salleh, Omidreza Saadatian, Chin Haw Lim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

Accessibility to thermal comfort spaces for citizens and urban outdoor activities could be one of the main goals of urban designers. The objective of this paper is to conduct a comparative study on two different urban fabrics, using thermal comfort and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods. Results relate the effects of urban canyon's orientation on variation of the microclimate factors and consequently, on the thermal comfort situation in the hottest period of the year. The results indicate that traditional urban fabric is more thermally comfortable than the new residential urban fabric. According to the field measurements, thermal comfort calculation, and wind simulations, the canyons with North-South direction represent a better orientation for air circulation benefiting from sea breezes as compared to other canyon orientations. The result will throw light for the urban designers and policy makers of hot and humid climate in the Middle East.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium
Pages184-188
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and IndustrialApplications Colloquium, BEIAC 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 7 Apr 20128 Apr 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and IndustrialApplications Colloquium, BEIAC 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period7/4/128/4/12

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Keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • hot-humid
  • microclimate
  • thermal comfort
  • urban canyon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Computer Science Applications

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Dalman, M., Salleh, E. . I., Saadatian, O., Lim, C. H., & Sopian, K. (2012). Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region. In BEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium (pp. 184-188). [6226048] https://doi.org/10.1109/BEIAC.2012.6226048

Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region. / Dalman, Masoud; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias; Saadatian, Omidreza; Lim, Chin Haw; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

BEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium. 2012. p. 184-188 6226048.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dalman, M, Salleh, EI, Saadatian, O, Lim, CH & Sopian, K 2012, Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region. in BEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium., 6226048, pp. 184-188, 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and IndustrialApplications Colloquium, BEIAC 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 7/4/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/BEIAC.2012.6226048
Dalman M, Salleh EI, Saadatian O, Lim CH, Sopian K. Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region. In BEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium. 2012. p. 184-188. 6226048 https://doi.org/10.1109/BEIAC.2012.6226048
Dalman, Masoud ; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias ; Saadatian, Omidreza ; Lim, Chin Haw ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Effects of urban canyons and thermal comfort in the Persian Gulf region. BEIAC 2012 - 2012 IEEE Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium. 2012. pp. 184-188
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