The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment

Mohd. Farid Mohamed, D. Prasad, S. King, K. Hirota

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Abstract

The existence of a building along a path of wind flow changes the characteristic of the wind flow including its speeds and directions. The introduction of balconies further changes the characteristic of wind flow close to the building façade, thus creating more complex turbulence characteristics influencing the indoor natural air flow. This study uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to examine the impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of singlesided naturally ventilated apartments in a multi-storey building. This is an early investigation for a more comprehensive study to investigate the impact of balcony on single-sided naturally ventilated high-rise apartments. The main objectives of the present study are: to investigate the impact of balconies on outdoor and indoor airflow characteristics at various apartment heights; and to investigate how configurations of balconies and openings influence the resulting airflow. This study confirms that, at normal wind incidence, the balconies significantly change the external airflow, but also suggests that this will reduce the effectiveness of wind induced ventilation for single-sided ventilated apartment. It is also observed that the configurations of balcony and opening can play an active role in inducing enhanced indoor air flow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, PLEA 2009 - Quebec City, QC
Duration: 22 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

Other

Other26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, PLEA 2009
CityQuebec City, QC
Period22/6/0924/6/09

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Ventilation
Air
Computational fluid dynamics
Turbulence

Keywords

  • Balcony
  • CFD
  • Multi-storey building
  • Single-sided ventilation
  • Wind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Mohamed, M. F., Prasad, D., King, S., & Hirota, K. (2009). The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment. In PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture

The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment. / Mohamed, Mohd. Farid; Prasad, D.; King, S.; Hirota, K.

PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. 2009.

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

Mohamed, MF, Prasad, D, King, S & Hirota, K 2009, The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment. in PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, PLEA 2009, Quebec City, QC, 22/6/09.
Mohamed MF, Prasad D, King S, Hirota K. The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment. In PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. 2009
Mohamed, Mohd. Farid ; Prasad, D. ; King, S. ; Hirota, K. / The impact of balconies on wind induced ventilation of single-sided naturally ventilated multi-storey apartment. PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture. 2009.
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