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A proposal of urban coastal pattern for improving pedestrian wind comfort in coastal cities
Baş, Hakan; Doğrusoy, İlknur Türkseven; Reiter, Sigrid
2023In Journal of Building Physics, 47 (2), p. 151 - 181
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Keywords :
coastal city; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); pedestrian wind comfort; sea breeze; Urban coastal pattern; Coastal cities; Computational fluid dynamic (computational fluid dynamic); Exposed to; High Speed; Pedestrian wind comfort; Sea-breeze; Urban areas; Wind climate; Wind flow; Building and Construction; Materials Science (all); General Materials Science
Abstract :
[en] High-speed wind flow in urban areas poses a risk of pedestrian wind discomfort. Coastal cities, particularly, are at risk of wind discomfort as they are exposed to strong sea breezes. To improve the wind climate in coastal cities, we redesigned a standard coastal urban fabric by placing a new building at its center. Then we investigated the effect of critical variables, the central building’s location (x/L ratio) and dimensions (height, width, length) on wind conditions with a parametric design approach based on the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method validated by experimental data. We found that an optimum combination of x/L ratio and central building height (H) can reduce the corner and double corner effect between two parallel buildings by up to 45% and minimize the risk of wind discomfort. The findings can be applied to newly-designed coastal settlements where wind shelter is required and can help urban policymakers and designers.
Research center :
UEE - Urban and Environmental Engineering - ULiège [BE]
Lepur : Centre de Recherche sur la Ville, le Territoire et le Milieu rural - ULiège
Disciplines :
Aerospace & aeronautics engineering
Author, co-author :
Baş, Hakan ;  Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey
Doğrusoy, İlknur Türkseven;  Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
Reiter, Sigrid  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire
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Title :
A proposal of urban coastal pattern for improving pedestrian wind comfort in coastal cities
Publication date :
September 2023
Journal title :
Journal of Building Physics
Publisher :
SAGE Publications Ltd
Volume :
Issue :
Pages :
151 - 181
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Development Goals :
11. Sustainable cities and communities
Funders :
ULiège - University of Liège [BE]
Funding text :
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was financially supported by the Local Environment Management and Analysis (LEMA) Unit of the University of Liége.
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