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Urban outdoor thermal comfort of the hot-humid region

Abu Bakar, Aniza and Gadi, Mohamed (2016) Urban outdoor thermal comfort of the hot-humid region. In: 4th International Building Control Conference, 7-8 March 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The study on outdoor comfort is becoming popular due to the fact that the thermoregulatory model is seen as inadequate in explaining outdoor thermal comfort conditions. Hot-humid region can be said as experiencing a critical environmental condition because of its constantly high temperature and humidity throughout the year. Thus, this study focus on the assessment of thermal comfort of outdoor urban spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (3° 9’N and 101° 44’E). Survey on human response towards outdoor thermal comfort in hot-humid climate of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was carried out during day time between 0900h to 1800h along with measurement of environmental parameters such as air temperature (°C), wind velocity (m/s), radiant temperature (°C), relative humidity (%) and solar radiation (lux). A total of 123 samples were involved in this study which took place within four sites around Kuala Lumpur. Survey results were then correlated with the environmental parameters to further develop the comfort zone for hot-humid outdoor environment specifically for Kuala Lumpur and, generally, for hot-humid regions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 3434/50032
Uncontrolled Keywords: hot-humid regions, human response, microclimate, thermal comfort, urban morphology
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr. Aniza Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 11:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50032

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