Abstract

India faces a great number of fatalities from heat waves and power outage disasters from failure to meet the demand. For the effective reduction in mortality risk and peak load, the passive design approach with typical weather data is commonly used. However, the megacity as New Delhi has may create significant spatial variations in weather conditions. Moreover, as the city is rapidly expanding, a single typical weather file hardly represents the whole city. In this study, the impact of weather spatial variations on a thermal mass design is analysed. As results, the UHI effect was the most critical to consider among spatial variations. Moreover, the spatial variations created more difference than the thermal mass design and we could conclude that it is significant to include the spatial considerations into the thermal mass design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
EditorsVincenzo Corrado, Enrico Fabrizio, Andrea Gasparella, Francesco Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages3311-3317
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781713809418
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/194/09/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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