Natural ventilation potential strategies in warm winter climate zones - A case study of Dubai

Issah M. Alhamad, Moamin H. Alsaleem, Hanan Taleb

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Abstract

In this study, the potential of using different natural ventilation strategies has been investigated based on a single-story, mixed-use building at Dubai. The outdoor investigations of the influence of external wind speed and pressure on the external building envelope was done using Autodesk Flow Design Software. The indoor ventilation CFD simulation (Micro-Flow analysis) was generated using IES virtual Environment software to detail the wind circulation inside the building and demonstrate the adopted strategy towards enhancing the indoor climate conditions. Cooling load calculations and energy modelling was investigated using Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP) to check the energy savings due to the adopted natural ventilation strategies. It was found that the comfort conditions inside the building can be met at the 4 winter months (November-February) only by utilizing the passive cooling natural ventilation strategy without switching on the HVAC system. Hence, saving almost 21% of the annual building cooling load and almost 18% of the total annual energy used in the building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538623992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 8 2018
Event2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018 - Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 6 2018Apr 5 2018

Publication series

Name2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018

Other

Other2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Period2/6/184/5/18

Keywords

  • Natural Ventilation
  • Passive cooling
  • Wind circulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology

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