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Title [en]
Towards an optimisation of urban-planning and architectural parameters for energy use minimisation in miditerranean cities (Urban Net)
Abstract [en]
Recent studies on the influence of climate change on Northern-European cities suggest that within 50 years they may experience a climate close to that of South-European cities today. This has enormous resource implications when the design and layout of the urban fabric and the individual buildings are not well suited to mitigate extreme conditions. There is therefore a strong need for strategic designs to be developed which would mitigate such environmental changes. Whilst the general cause of overheating of cities is well known, it is not well understood how much influence different urbanization characteristics as well as the building materials have on the intensity of the city overheating. This project aims to investigate the influence of urbanization in terms of architectural parameters in relation to energy use. Most research hitherto has addressed individual street canyons flows, and the effect of the canyons aspect ratio and orientation. This research will focus on the whole real city, its overall form and the street network, which can be seen as a ventilation network removing heat. In particular, the project will address a typical Cypriot urban site as a generic Mediterranean case. The complexity of the problem requires an inter-disciplinary approach involving both computational and experimental methods: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, wind tunnel laboratory experiments and field measurements of surface heat flux.
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Sandberg, M., Neophytou, M., Fokaides, P., Panagiotou, I., Ioannou, I., Petrou, M., . . . Ivanov, A. (2011). Towards optimization of urban planning and architectural parameters for energy use minimization in Mediterranean cities. In: WREC 2011: . Paper presented at The Word Renewable Energy Congress 2011, Linköping 8-13 May 2011.
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2011 (English)In: WREC 2011, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Urban Heat Island Field measurements CFD modelling Wind tunnel
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10134 (URN)
Conference
The Word Renewable Energy Congress 2011, Linköping 8-13 May 2011
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, ? 2008-327
Available from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-09-15 Last updated: 2019-10-04Bibliographically approved
Principal InvestigatorSandberg, Mats
Coordinating organisation
University of Gävle
Funder
Period
2008-12-15 - 2010-12-15
National Category
Energy Systems
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:291Project, id: 2008-327_Formas

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