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Comparative thermal performance analysis of a shaded and non-shaded Double Skin Façade in hot arid areas

Lookup NU author(s): Yomna Elghazi, Dr Neveen Hamza, Professor Martyn Dade-Robertson



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) published in its final definitive form in 2021. For re-use rights please refer to the publishers terms and conditions.


his paper studies the impact of changing layering configurations, cavity widths and shading apertures of a shading system on the inner cavity surface temperatures of a double skin façade (DSF) in a hot arid climate. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) thermo-fluiddynamics modelling is used by coupling RNG k-epsilon turbulence model with Discrete Ordinate (DO) radiation and solar ray-tracing model. The optimized DSF is tested on a peak summer and winter day, at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 15:00pm. A flat-shading with 3 aperture sizes (30%, 50% & 70%) is tested to reduce internal surface heat gains.

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Author(s): Elghazi Y, Hamza N, Dade-Robertson M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The 17th IBPSA International Conference, Building Simulation 2021

Year of Conference: 2021

Acceptance date: 01/09/2021

Date deposited: 18/04/2022