Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran

Masoud Dalman, Elias @ Ilias Salleh

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Abstract

Urban forms and canyons have an important role on the microclimate and thermal comfort situation in urban areas. Bandar Abbas city, located in southern part of Iran at the northern rim of Hormuz Strait, is an example of an urban growth area with a combination of traditional and modern urban fabrics. The hot and humid climate of Bandar Abbas, especially in long summers causes thermal stress for urban activities. To understanding the influence of microclimate factors and thermal comfort situation in the study area, two different typologies of traditional and new residential development (Modern) urban fabrics have been studied in south east of Bandar Abbas. 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 represents better orientation for air circulation benefiting from sea breezes as compared to other canyon orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012 - Windsor
Duration: 12 Apr 201215 Apr 2012

Other

Other7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012
CityWindsor
Period12/4/1215/4/12

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Thermal comfort
Atmospheric humidity
Urban growth
Thermal stress
Air

Keywords

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Hot-humid
  • Microclimate
  • Thermal comfort
  • Urban canyon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Dalman, M., & Salleh, E. . I. (2012). Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran. In Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World

Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran. / Dalman, Masoud; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias.

Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World. 2012.

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

Dalman, M & Salleh, EI 2012, Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran. in Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World. 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World 2012, Windsor, 12/4/12.
Dalman M, Salleh EI. Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran. In Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World. 2012
Dalman, Masoud ; Salleh, Elias @ Ilias. / Influences of wind and humidity on thermal comfort of urban canyons in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Proceedings of 7th Windsor Conference: The Changing Context of Comfort in an Unpredictable World. 2012.
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