Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLobaccaro, Gabriele
dc.contributor.authorAcero, Juan Angel
dc.contributor.authorSanchez Martinez, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorPadro, Ales
dc.contributor.authorLaburu, Txomin
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, German
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-29T15:06:15Z
dc.date.available2020-05-29T15:06:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-24
dc.date.submitted2019-06
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/125579
dc.description.abstractThe analysis of local climate conditions to test artificial urban boundaries and related climate hazards through modelling tools should become a common practice to inform public authorities about the benefits of planning alternatives. Different finishing materials and sheltering objects within urban canyons (UCs) can be tested, predicted and compared through quantitative and qualitative understanding of the relationships between the microclimatic environment and subjective thermal assessment. This process can work as support planning instrument in the early design phases as has been done in this study that aims to analyze the thermal stress within typical UCs of Bilbao (Spain) in summertime through the evaluation of Physiologically Equivalent Temperature using ENVI-met. The UCs are characterized by different orientations, height-to-width aspect ratios, pavement materials, trees’ dimensions and planting pattern. Firstly, the current situation was analyzed; secondly, the effects of asphalt and red brick stones as streets’ pavement materials were compared; thirdly, the benefits of vegetation elements were tested. The analysis demonstrated that orientation and aspect ratio strongly affect the magnitude and duration of the thermal peaks at pedestrian level; while the vegetation elements improve the thermal comfort up to two thermophysiological assessment classes. The outcomes of this study, were transferred and visualized into green planning recommendations for new and consolidated urban areas in Bilbao. Keywords: outdoor thermal comfort; PET; ENVI-met; urban canyon; coastal; mid-latitude regionsen_US
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.3390/ijerph16193574en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attributionen_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.titleEffects of orientations, aspect ratios, pavement materials and vegetation elements on thermal stress inside typical urban canyonsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationLobaccaro, Gabriele, et al., "Effects of orientations, aspect ratios, pavement materials and vegetation elements on thermal stress inside typical urban canyons." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, 19 (2019): no. 3574 doi 10.3390/ijerph16193574 ©2019 Author(s)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSingapore-MIT Alliance in Research and Technology (SMART)en_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-03-02T12:56:57Z
dspace.date.submission2020-03-02T12:56:57Z
mit.journal.volume16en_US
mit.journal.issue19en_US
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CC


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record