Numerical study of the horizontal shading devices effect on the thermal performance of promotional apartments: Case of El-Alia-Biskra

  • Djihed Berkouk Laboratoire de Conception et de Modélisation des Formes et des Ambiances Architecturales et Urbaines (LACOMOFA), Université de Biskra, B.P. 145 R.P. 07000, Biskra, Algérie
  • Said Mazouz Département de l’architecture, Université Larbi Ben Mhidi, Oum el Bouaghi ‎ 04000, Algérie

Abstract

The aim of this research is to evaluate the impact of horizontal shading devices on the thermal performance of promotional apartments in the city of Biskra. In this regard, various sizes of horizontal shading devices which allow making an adequate choice were proposed to guarantee the best thermal comfort level for this apartment type. The simulations were performed by using the TRNSYS© software to estimate objectively the indoor thermal comfort of studied apartments. The comparative analysis between the simulation results of the existing apartments and the shading scenarios shows that the promotional apartments appear to be unsuited to the desert climate and the analysis shows the effectiveness of the horizontal shading devices on the thermal performance of the space by reducing the indoor air temperature during the summer period.

Published
2017-05-07
How to Cite
BERKOUK, Djihed; MAZOUZ, Said. Numerical study of the horizontal shading devices effect on the thermal performance of promotional apartments: Case of El-Alia-Biskra. Journal of Applied Engineering Science & Technology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 21-27, may 2017. ISSN 2571-9815. Available at: <http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/2122>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018.
Section
Section F: Architectural and Building Engineering

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