Dataset for "Multi-objective optimisation of urban courtyard blocks in hot arid zones"



This dataset supports the study on the relationship between the design parameters, namely, individual building heights, interspaces, and orientation, and both outdoor thermal comfort and cooling loads of urban courtyard blocks in Cairo, Egypt. The study uses Grasshopper for Rhino3D and its environmental plugins, Ladybug-tools, as well as the multi-objective optimisation plugin, Octopus, to analyse thermal comfort represented by the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) along with cooling loads in MWh of thousands of courtyard block configurations. The data files include the raw data as produced by the search algorithm, and recorded in Grasshopper, the refined data excluding duplicates, data for the Pareto optimal sets, as well as the processed data.
Date made available16 May 2022
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Date of data production1 Aug 2021 - 30 Nov 2021

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