CFD modeling of built air environment in historic settlements:Village microclimate

Li Tang, Maria-Heleni Nikolopoulou, Fu-Yun Zhao, Nan Zhang

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Abstract

Historic settlements have adapted to the local climate and geographical environment accommodating residents over the years. Rich and precious scientific design concepts, including the site selection, the layout, and the building materials, should be investigated extensively. Different historic settlements will be presented and discussed, in terms of different design elements and urban planning forms, and through the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This paper presents the strategic ideas behind the research thinking and methodology of the project. As illustrative case studies, the ambient wind environment within the Shang-Gan-Tang village in China and the Piercebridge, Melling, Hawkshead, Castle Combe villages in the UK, have been investigated quantitatively, to evaluate the interactions between settlement selection, layout, landscape design and ambient environment. The sustainable urban planning experiences were then summarized for the modern sustainable human settlement suitable for people living for another hundreds of years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1086-1092
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4350-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-278-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011, February 19, 2011 - February 20, 2011 - Changsha, Hunan, China
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011
PublisherIEEE Computer Society

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011, February 19, 2011 - February 20, 2011
CountryChina
CityChangsha, Hunan
Period1/01/11 → …

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    Tang, L., Nikolopoulou, M-H., Zhao, F-Y., & Zhang, N. (2011). CFD modeling of built air environment in historic settlements:Village microclimate. In Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011 (pp. 1086-1092). [5748002] (Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Distributed Control and Intelligent Environmental Monitoring, CDCIEM 2011). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDCIEM.2011.414