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Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis for Evaluating the Urban Heat Island Effects

Research paper by AntonioGaglianoa, FrancescoNoceraa, StefanoAnelia

Indexed on: 10 Nov '17Published on: 01 Oct '17Published in: Energy Procedia



Abstract

The quality of the thermal environment within the built environment is dependent by local climate and urban design features. Therefore, the scientific knowledge on urban design and microclimate are fundamental for obtaining a tolerable thermal environment at the neighborhood scale. Such problematic interested the huge part of the world population that lives in urban area, which is currently about 50% and it is expected will increase to 66 % by 2050.