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Pal, Arpan; Luo, Zhiwen; Li, Biao (2013)
Languages: English
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Rapid rates of urbanization have resulted into increased concerns of urban environment. Amongst them, wind and thermal \ud comfort levels for pedestrians have attracted research interest. In this regards, urban wind environment is seen as a crucial\ud components that can lead to improved thermal comfort levels for pedestrian population. High rise building in modern urban \ud setting causes high levels of turbulence that renders discomfort to pedestrians. Additionally, a higher frequency of high ris e \ud buildings at a particular region acts as a shield against the wind flow to the lower buildings beyond them resulting into higher \ud levels of discomfort to users or residents. Studies conducted on developing wind flow models using Computational Fluid Dynami cs \ud (CFD) simulations have revealed improvement in interval to height ratios can results into improved wind flow within the \ud simulation grid. However, high value and demand for land in urban areas renders expansion to be an impractical solution. \ud Nonetheless, innovative utilization of architectural concepts can be imagined to improve the pedestrian comfort levels through \ud improved wind permeability. This paper assesses the possibility of through-building gaps being a solution to improve pedestrian \ud comfort levels.
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