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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea

     

A study of thermal environment in the semi-open prayer pavilion in the Gulf region

Huan Wang, Chen Huang

Abstract: Affected by local climate in the Gulf, the thermal environment in the semi-open prayer pavilion differs widely from those in conventional buildings. In this paper, the thermal environment in the outdoor prayer pavilion under three different flow patterns which are sidewall air supply and sidewall return(SSSR), sidewall air supply and opposite return(SSOR) and floor air supply and around sidewalls return(FSASR) are simulated under local weather conditions. Followed by discussions and comparisons are made through various cases and based on the thermal sensation index (TSI) which is suitable for the environment in Gulf. The FSASR flow pattern is found to be the suitable airflow organization for the thermal environment in the prayer pavilion. This paper also provides reference for the design of outdoor environment in tropical regions.
Pages: 362 - 369
Paper:
asim2012_0156