SITE BARRIER OPTIMIZATION ON INTEGRATING THERMAL COMFORT WITH NOISE PROPAGATION CONTROL
Keywords:Noise control, site barrier, thermal comfort.
The difference in geographical altitudes in tropical environment not only causes variations in climate and environment leading to influences on thermal comfort, but also effects on noise propagation variation. This study proposes the site barrier optimization and integrated control on thermal performance and environmental noise to reach the standards using ANSYS Fluent and MATLAB simulations method. The research locations are in Surabaya as the lowland area and Malang as highland area, all are representatives of tropical urban environment of Indonesia. The results highlighted that the minimum barrier distance to receiver for the lowest barrier height (1.5 m) for both thermal and noise improvement is 5.63 m. Meanwhile, at minimum distance for noise control (1.8 m), the minimum reference height of aperture is 1.02 m when it uses lowest barrier height.
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