Dataset for "A parametric optimisation study of urban geometry design to assess outdoor thermal comfort."

This dataset supports the study on the effect of urban geometry parameters, namely, building heights (H), street widths (W), aspect ratio (H/W) and orientation on the outdoor thermal comfort conditions in Cairo, Egypt. The study uses Grasshopper for Rhino3D and its environmental plugins, Ladybug-tools, to analyse thermal comfort represented by the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) of multiple geometry configurations. The data files include the input parameters (prefixed "in:"), processed data and the output UTCI (prefixed "out:") in each phase of the study.

Keywords:
Thermal comfort, UTCI, Urban geometry, Ladybug-tools, Optimisation

Cite this dataset as:
Ibrahim, Y., 2021. Dataset for "A parametric optimisation study of urban geometry design to assess outdoor thermal comfort.". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-01045.

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Data

Data_Phase_01.xlsx
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Raw and processed data in phase 1

Data_Phase_02.xlsx
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Raw and processed data in phase 2

Data_Phase_03.xlsx
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Raw and processed data in phase 3

Creators

Yasser Ibrahim
University of Bath

Contributors

Tristan Kershaw
Supervisor
University of Bath

Paul Shepherd
Supervisor
University of Bath

University of Bath
Rights Holder

Documentation

Data collection method:

TT-Toolbox Colibri Iterator was used to iterate the simulation of each geometrical configuration consecutively. Upon each run, EnergyPlus calculates the outside surface temperatures, which are used as part of the Mean Radiant Temperature (MRT) calculation. Ladybug-tools plugins were used to agglomerate the data streamed from EnergyPlus and the Urban Weather Generator to estimate the UTCI. Upon each iteration, the Colibri plugin exported the results to a CSV file.

Technical details and requirements:

Rhinoceros V.6 Service Release 29 Grasshopper Build 1.0.0007 Ladybug V.0.0.69 Honeybee V.0.0.66

Funders

Egyptian Ministry of Defence

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Publication details

Publication date: 22 September 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-01045

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1045

Related papers and books

Ibrahim, Y., Kershaw, T., Shepherd, P. and Elwy, I., 2021. A parametric optimisation study of urban geometry design to assess outdoor thermal comfort. Sustainable Cities and Society, p.103352. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103352.

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Yasser Ibrahim

Departments:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)