Improvement of thermal environment in railway station using local wind

Yuka Nakamura, Yuki Yamada, Junta Nakano, Kiyoshi Sakamoto, Toshihiko Sato, Tadashi Iino, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

The field survey on station Y was conducted from August to October 2009. Railway tracks of station Y run along the moat from north to south and the platform is lower than the surrounding topography. According to the field survey, dominant outdoor wind from north and south was observed along the railway tracks. Air temperature of the wind was lower than the neighbouring urban area by 1°C in the evening, implying that cool winds in the north-south direction was blowing along the railway tracks. Wind along the railway tracks could not be introduced to the concourse efficiently because of the wall and closed windows in the north-south axis. On the other hand, these walls and windows shield the station from strong winds like typhoon. Adjustment of openings in the north-south axis would improve of thermal comfort and protect from strong winds in station Y.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Pages776-781
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 52011 Jun 10

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
Volume1

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period11/6/511/6/10

Keywords

  • Environment-conscious
  • Field survey
  • Local wind
  • Railway station
  • Thermal environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution

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    Nakamura, Y., Yamada, Y., Nakano, J., Sakamoto, K., Sato, T., Iino, T., & Tanabe, S. I. (2011). Improvement of thermal environment in railway station using local wind. In 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011 (pp. 776-781). (12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011; Vol. 1).