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Shading Historical Commercial Streets in Hot Arid Areas: Questioning the Common Wisdom

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neveen Hamza



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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

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Author(s): Mahgoub M, Hamza N, Dudek S

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 33rd International Conference Passive Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2017. 2017

Year of Conference: 2017

Number of Volumes: 3

Print publication date: 08/10/2016

Acceptance date: 31/07/2004

Date deposited: 12/10/2017

Publisher: Network for comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB).


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Series Editor(s): Brotas L; Roaf S ;Nicol F

ISBN: 9780992895754