The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia

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Abstract

Utilizing natural ventilation is one of the parameter to achieving a sustainable building. Natural ventilation in terrace houses is of primary importance especially in a tropical country with hot and humid climate like Malaysia. Apart from the use of window and door opening, a balcony is an alternative architectural element as a wind scoop for scooping the air into a building to allow for better ventilation in naturally ventilated buildings. In this study, double store terrace house is selected in Kuala Lumpur. The aim of the study to analyze the effect of balcony to enhance natural ventilation and also, proved that the balcony could be used as transitional space to control and induce the outdoor air flow into indoor spaces of terrace house. This analysis used IES <Virtual Environment > 6.0, MacroFlo simulation method which measured Volume flow, temperature, humidity, natural vent gain of the terrace house model. Unlike previous studies, the finding indicates that using the balcony in terrace houses in warm and humid climate like Malaysia cannot be workable to increase the natural ventilation. discussion and recommendations are made regarding future researches in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings
Pages278-284
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High Voltages, Electric Machines, POWER'10, 6th WSEAS International Conference on Remote Sensing, REMOTE'10 - Iwate
Duration: 4 Oct 20106 Oct 2010

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Other10th WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High Voltages, Electric Machines, POWER'10, 6th WSEAS International Conference on Remote Sensing, REMOTE'10
CityIwate
Period4/10/106/10/10

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Keywords

  • Airflow
  • Balcony
  • IES <VE>
  • Macroflo simulation
  • Natural ventilation
  • Terrace house
  • Warm-humid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Mohammadi, A. R., Mohd Tahir, M., Usman, I. M. S., Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, N., Che Ani, A. I., & Utaberta, N. (2010). The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia. In International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings (pp. 278-284)

The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia. / Mohammadi, A. R.; Mohd Tahir, Mazlan; Usman, Ismar Minang Satotoy; Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, Nurakmal; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Utaberta, N.

International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings. 2010. p. 278-284.

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

Mohammadi, AR, Mohd Tahir, M, Usman, IMS, Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, N, Che Ani, AI & Utaberta, N 2010, The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia. in International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings. pp. 278-284, 10th WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High Voltages, Electric Machines, POWER'10, 6th WSEAS International Conference on Remote Sensing, REMOTE'10, Iwate, 4/10/10.
Mohammadi AR, Mohd Tahir M, Usman IMS, Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho N, Che Ani AI, Utaberta N. The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia. In International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings. 2010. p. 278-284
Mohammadi, A. R. ; Mohd Tahir, Mazlan ; Usman, Ismar Minang Satotoy ; Abdullah @ Goh Tuo Ho, Nurakmal ; Che Ani, Adi Irfan ; Utaberta, N. / The effect of balcony to enhance the natural ventilation of terrace houses in the tropical climate of Malaysia. International Conference on Electric Power Systems, High voltages, Electric machines, International conference on Remote sensing - Proceedings. 2010. pp. 278-284
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