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ENVI-met, Microscale Urban Microclimate Simulation Model

September 16th, 2011 No comments

ENVI-met is a three-dimensional computer model which analyzes micro-scale thermal interactions within urban environments. It is one of the first models that seek to reproduce the major processes in the atmosphere that affect the microclimate, including the simulation of wind flows, turbulence, radiation fluxes, temperature and humidity, on a well-founded physical basis (i.e. the fundamental laws of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics). The software uses both the calculation of fluid dynamics characteristics, such as air flow and turbulence, as well as the thermodynamic processes taking place at the ground surface, at walls, at roofs and at plants.

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Vegetation Configuration as Microclimate Control Strategy In Hot Humid Tropic Urban Open Space

September 16th, 2011 No comments

Jono Wardoyo1), Eko Budiharjo2), Muh Nur3) , Edy Prianto4)

Corresponding Author : mas_joon@yahoo.com

*)Paper presented in International Seminar on Sustainable Environment and Architecture (SENVAR) 2008 KualaLumpur Malaysia

Abstract

Minimizing direct solar radiation and optimizing wind velocity are factors in designing urban open space in hot humid tropic area. Vegetation has potential to reduce environmental temperature. Its form and configuration influence solar radiation, temperature, air humidity and wind of an urban setting. This study reviews the impact of vegetation in ameliorating the urban air temperature and explores the possibility of vegetation configuration to maximize cooling effect in urban open space.

 

Keywords: vegetation, open space, microclimate, hot humid tropic

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