Application of CFD simulations in studying outdoor wind environment in different community building layouts and open space designs

Kang Li Wu, I. An Hung, Hsien Te Lin

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Abstract

This study explored the ventilation conditions of community atriums for selected housing prototypes in Tainan City, Taiwan. Employing field surveys and CFD simulations, the atrium ventilation of the selected housing building layouts were studied and compared. Through the CFD simulation using the common wind direction in the autumn of the study region, this study found that among the four community building layouts selected, the atrium space of the double-side opening townhouse building layout has the best outdoor ventilation. In addition, the study also revealed that when the arrangement of the building layout and the openings of the atrium are coordinated with the local wind environment, the outdoor ventilation will be significantly improved. Finally, this paper provides suggestions for building layouts and the design of community open space in order to enhances the ventilation of community atrium and its user comfort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mechatronics and Control Engineering II
Pages2317-2324
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering, ICMCE 2013 - Dalian, China
Duration: 2013 Aug 282013 Aug 29

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume433-435
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2013 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics and Control Engineering, ICMCE 2013
CountryChina
CityDalian
Period13-08-2813-08-29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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