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Pavement Surfaces Impact on Local Temperature and Building Cooling Energy Consumption

Abstract Pavement surface temperature is calculated using a fundamental energy balance model developed previously. It can be studied using a one-dimensional mathematical model. The input to the model is changed, to study the effect of different properties of pavement on its diurnal surface temperatures. It is observed that the pavement surface temperature has a microclimatic effect on the air temperature above it. A major increase in local air temperature is caused by heating of solid surfaces in that locality. A case study was done and correlations have been established to calculate the air temperature above a paved surface. Validation with in-situ pavement surface and air temperatures were made. Experimental measurement for the city of Phoenix sho... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Sengupta, Shawli (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Kaloush, Kamil (Committee member) / Calhoun, Ronald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Sustainability / Air Temperature / Building Cooling Energy Consumption / EnergyPlus / Microclimate / Pavement Albedo / Urban Heat Island
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 117 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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