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dc.contributor.authorZoras, Stamatis
dc.contributor.authorTsermentselis, Antonios
dc.contributor.authorKosmopoulos, Panagiotis
dc.contributor.authorDimoudi, Argyro
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-08T12:59:54Z
dc.date.available2017-02-08T12:59:54Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-02
dc.identifier.citationZoras, S. et al (2014) 'Evaluation of the application of cool materials in urban spaces: A case study in the center of Florina', Sustainable Cities and Society, 13:223en
dc.identifier.issn22106707
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.scs.2014.01.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621353
dc.description.abstractIn the last years there is a strong interest for application of bioclimatic techniques and practices in urban neighborhoods and open spaces. This paper presents a bioclimatic study of an open space in an urban area by the use of simulation tools giving emphasis on the replacement of conventional materials with cool materials. Routes linking traditional monuments in the Greek city of Florina are characterized of decreased human thermal comfort conditions during summer time. The employment of computational fluid dynamics has contributed in the understanding of what interventions should be made on urban populated routes in order to meet defined thermal related targets during the warmest day of the year. The proposed replacement of conventional materials by “cool” ones would result in the reduction of the mean surface temperature by 3.52 °C while the mean maximum air temperature would be reduced by 1.39 °C during noon of the warmest day.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2210670714000158en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sustainable Cities and Societyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCool materialsen
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamics (CFD)en
dc.subjectOpen spacesen
dc.subjectTemperature measurementen
dc.titleEvaluation of the application of cool materials in urban spaces: A case study in the center of Florinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Thraceen
dc.identifier.journalSustainable Cities and Societyen
html.description.abstractIn the last years there is a strong interest for application of bioclimatic techniques and practices in urban neighborhoods and open spaces. This paper presents a bioclimatic study of an open space in an urban area by the use of simulation tools giving emphasis on the replacement of conventional materials with cool materials. Routes linking traditional monuments in the Greek city of Florina are characterized of decreased human thermal comfort conditions during summer time. The employment of computational fluid dynamics has contributed in the understanding of what interventions should be made on urban populated routes in order to meet defined thermal related targets during the warmest day of the year. The proposed replacement of conventional materials by “cool” ones would result in the reduction of the mean surface temperature by 3.52 °C while the mean maximum air temperature would be reduced by 1.39 °C during noon of the warmest day.


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