Multi-spatial environmental performance evaluation towards integrated urban design: A procedural approach with computational simulations

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Abstract

Urban environments are significantly important in the process of design thinking for the sectors of urban design and planning. This is often neglected or weakened in the process of [urban] design development. In this respect, we can argue in favour of integrated urban design which can be achieved in various ways; one of which is the use of computational tools in simulating and modelling the urban environments for the process of design development. In this study, the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in simulation of urban environments is examined at various scales and stages of the urban design process. A UK case study is presented to analyse the procedure in which CFD can play an influential role to inform design. Furthermore, the study examines the practical application of CFD for integrated urban design and landscape design at micro and meso scales. Finally, this research study aims to provide a procedural model for the use of CFD tools in the process of design development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1093
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Environmental performance evaluation
  • Integrated urban design
  • Urban environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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