Preliminary evaluation of air flow in atrium of building in hot and humid climate

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Abstract

Atrium is one of the passive design strategies that is known to have certain effects to the indoor environment of a building. These effects can be beneficial or detrimental, depending on the atrium design in response to the climate where it is located. One of the important criteria for designing a building in hot and humid climate is the ventilation aspect. Hence, this study was executed to investigate the air flow in an atrium of a building in hot and humid climate. The investigations were executed using numerical simulation method, which was validated by field measurement. The software used for the numerical simulation was Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) which was ANSYS CFX v14.5. The findings indicated that the existence of more air flow paths such as the access corridors that connect the atrium with the outdoor will able to enhance the air velocity inside the atrium. However, further investigations need to be executed in order to improve the air flow inside the atrium. The results and findings from this study will benefit the people in building industry as they provide initial idea on the design strategy of atrium that is appropriate for hot and humid climate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalAlam Cipta
Volume12
Issue numberSpecial Issue 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Air flow
  • Atrium
  • Hot and humid climate

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  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Preliminary evaluation of air flow in atrium of building in hot and humid climate. / Yusoff, Wardah Fatimah Mohammad; Sulaiman, Mohd Khairul Azhar Mat; Muhsin, Fakhriah.

In: Alam Cipta, Vol. 12, No. Special Issue 1, 01.01.2019, p. 43-52.

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