A study on a porous residential building model in hot and humid regions: Part 1 - The natural ventilation performance and the cooling load reduction effect of the building model

Tomoko Hirano, Shinsuke Kato, Shuzo Murakami, Toshiharu Ikaga, Yasuyuki Shiraishi

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Abstract

This study targets environmental load reduction in hot and humid regions. It reveals the effects that porous residential buildings have on the natural ventilation performance and, consequently, the cooling load reduction. Two residential building models, namely a model with a void ratio of 0% and a model with a void ratio of 50%, are evaluated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and thermal and airflow network analysis. The analysis on components of the heat load indicates that improvements in the natural ventilation performance would significantly reduce the cooling load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-32
Number of pages12
JournalBuilding and Environment
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computational fluid dynamics analysis
  • Cooling load
  • Hot and humid regions
  • Natural ventilation
  • Thermal and airflow network analysis
  • Void

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

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