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Publication . Article . 2021

Thermal impact of street canyon microclimate on building energy needs using TRNSYS: A case study of the city of Tangier in Morocco

Adnane M'Saouri El Bat; Zaid Romani; Emmanuel Bozonnet; Abdeslam Draoui;
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Published: 01 Apr 2021 Journal: Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, volume 24, page 100,834 (issn: 2214-157X, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Country: France

Abstract The aim of this study is to demonstrate the requirement to integrate the urban microclimate to predict the energy needs of buildings. To do this, an integrated approach in TRNSYS software was developed and compared with existing experimental results of a street canyon. Afterwards, a case study was carried out in the case of a street canyon located in the city of Tangier in Morocco. The impact of the aspect ratio on the temperature of the building surfaces and the radiation absorbed by them was examined. The results show that there is greater radiation absorption on the building facades in street canyons than on those of stand-alone buildings. These effects lead to higher surface temperatures in street canyons, resulting in increased cooling energy needs in summer and reduced heating energy needs in winter.

Subjects by Vocabulary

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Street canyon Building energy Integrated approach TRNSYS Microclimate Environmental science Heating energy Thermal impact Hydrology Canyon geography.geographical_feature_category geography

Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) lcsh:TA1-2040

ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_MISCELLANEOUS


Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes, Engineering (miscellaneous), Street canyon microclimate, Aspect ratio, Building energy needs, TRNSYS, [SPI]Engineering Sciences [physics]

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