Integrating simulation and measurement techniques to model outdoor noise and heat in airport neighbourhoods with varying urban geometries

Gustaf Wuite*, Zhikai Peng*, Kyujin Kim, Martijn Lugten, Martin Tenpierik

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This study aims to evaluate the impact of different urban building geometries (six courtyards, two canyons, two slabs) on heat mitigation and aircraft noise attenuation, in order to support an evidence-based retrofit plan for future airport neighborhoods. Using ’Pachyderm + ENVI-met simulations + field measurements’, we found that the slanted-roof, low-rise courtyard exhibited optimal acoustic-thermal performance (SPLmin = 71.1 dB(A), σU T CI < 5 ◦C), while the mid-rise canyon demonstrated limited performance (SPLmin = 93.4 dB(A), σU T CI > 10 ◦C). These findings were observed under averaged boundary conditions of a 140 dB(A) aircraft sound source and a diurnal MRT range of 60 ◦C on a heatwave day in July 2022.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Building Simulation 2023
Subtitle of host publication18th Conference of IBPSA
Place of PublicationShanghai
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7750520-3-6
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventBuilding Simulation 2023: 18th International Conference of the Building Performance Simulation Association - Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 Sept 20236 Sept 2023
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference proceedings
ISSN (Print)2522-2708


ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2023
Abbreviated titleBS23
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  • noise and heat
  • parametric design
  • airport neighbourhood
  • courtyard
  • outdoor comfort


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