Thermal Comfort And Double Skin Facade In Hot And Humid Climate

Baharvand, Mohammad and Ahmad, Mohd Hamdan and Abdul Majid, Roshida and Safikhani, Tabassom (2013) Thermal Comfort And Double Skin Facade In Hot And Humid Climate. In: Sustainability In Built Environment I. ISI Publications. ISBN 978-983-2466-10-9


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Double skin facade (DSF) is created by adding glazed surfaces as an outer skin to the building facade. There is a cavity between internal and external surfaces of DSF which has a vital effect on the performance of DSF. Various advantages of DSF turn it into an acceptable facade technique especially in a cold climate. But performance of this technology in hot and humid climate needs more investigation to prevent any unpleasant future. Natural ventilation by utilizing DSF is a known method which contributes to enhanced thermal comfort. Previous researches show, DSF can act as a solar chimney and improve natural ventilation which is one of the main parameters of thermal comfort. The main objective of this paper is to form the preliminary platform to raise various idea of improving natural ventilation and enhance thermal comfort by utilizing DSF as a solar chimney especially in hot and humid climate of Malaysia. A compatible and acceptable method of simulation and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) is proposed to achieve this aim.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 09:01
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 09:09

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