Shading historical commercial streets in hot arid areas: Questioning the common wisdom

Mohamed H. Elnabawi, Neveen Hamza, Steven Dudek

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Abstract

Vernacular shading systems dealt with solar radiation as the dominant components driving the heat balance equation for the hot, arid climate. Its positive climatic effectiveness as a traditional solution are herewith questioned. In order to improve the microclimate conditions at pedestrian level three different shading scenarios addressing the form and the opening of shading devices were simulated using CFD Fluent, based on two dependant variables including air temperature distribution and wind velocity. The findings show that typology and the opening locations are the paramount factors in providing a temperature reduction in the urban scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference
Subtitle of host publicationDesign to Thrive, PLEA 2017
EditorsLuisa Brotas, Sue Roaf, Fergus Nicol
PublisherNCEUB 2017 - Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings
Pages4023-4030
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780992895754
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 2 2017Jul 5 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
Volume3

Conference

Conference33rd International on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Conference: Design to Thrive, PLEA 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period7/2/177/5/17

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Historical settings
  • Microclimates
  • Shading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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