Development of a wind environment database in Tokyo for a comprehensive assessment system for heat island relaxation measures

Masayuki Oguro, Yasushige Morikawa, Shuzo Murakami, Katashi Matsunawa, Akashi Mochida, Hironori Hayashi

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Abstract

In Japan, a new assessment system called CASBEE-HI (Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency on Heat Island Relaxation) has been developed for evaluation of the effects of various building design-related measures for heat island reduction. To assist the evaluator to examine the wind environment, a wind environment database was developed. In the present paper, a wind environment database for the special 23 wards of Tokyo is described as an example. The present Tokyo database includes results of three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis in which all the existing buildings in the special 23 wards of Tokyo are reproduced in three-dimensional geometries in a grid network of approximately 500,000,000 meshes with a spatial resolution of 8 m in the horizontal directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1591-1602
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume96
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

Keywords

  • CASBEE-HI
  • Geographical conditions
  • Heat island
  • Local characteristics
  • Wind environment database

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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