Wind-induced natural ventilation in typical single storey terraced houses in Malaysia

Mohamad Mohd Faizal, Aya Hagishima, Tanimoto Jur, Naoki Ikegaya, Omar Abdul Raliman

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Abstract

Natural ventilation in buildings is a well known strategy for energy saving to ensure occupant" s thermal comfort without any energy consumption and influence on global warming. In the present study, airflow inside and around two types of terraced house model, one with a porch and another without a porch, have been numerically simulated using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes model to evaluate the effect of a porch on wind-induced ventilation. The results of velocity distribution inside rooms and ventilation rates of openings revealed that the porch has a significant effect on the flow field modification, resulting in the better ventilation rate of the building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of BS 2013: 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages587-593
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013 - Chambery, France
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 28 2013

Other

Other13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2013
CountryFrance
CityChambery
Period8/26/138/28/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Faizal, M. M., Hagishima, A., Jur, T., Ikegaya, N., & Raliman, O. A. (2013). Wind-induced natural ventilation in typical single storey terraced houses in Malaysia. In Proceedings of BS 2013: 13th Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (pp. 587-593)