publication . Article . 2013

The study of height variation on outdoor ventilation for Singapore's high-rise residential housing estates

Steve Kardinal Jusuf;
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Apr 2013 Journal: International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, volume 10, issue 1, pages 15-33
This article is concerned with external ventilation levels within a multi-story Housing and Development Board (HDB) residential estate, focusing toward a deeper understanding of wind flow with respect to different levels of height variation (HV). This study analyzed through parametric study, using numerical simulations with the realizable k – e turbulence model, the various scenarios of HV within a typical residential HDB estate or precinct. It is found that external wind flow within the precinct for both the pedestrian and mid-height levels are affected differently by the HV value. Some rules of thumbs can be established for HVs in the efficient use of outdoor ...
free text keywords: Civil and Structural Engineering, General Environmental Science, Architecture
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