The role of traditional Lattice window "Mashrabiya" in delivering single-sided ventilation-A CFD Study

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Volume-68 Issue-9
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Elwan, Mustafa M
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I9P221


MLA Style: Elwan, Mustafa M  "The role of traditional Lattice window "Mashrabiya" in delivering single-sided ventilation-A CFD Study" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 68.9(2020):154-161. 

APA Style:Elwan, Mustafa M. The role of traditional Lattice window "Mashrabiya" in delivering single-sided ventilation-A CFD Study  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 68(9),154-161.

Single-sided ventilated spaces are a common type of spaces, which have openings in only a single side, which is responsible for delivering natural ventilation, unfortunately in many buildings, these openings do not deliver the required ventilation into building spaces, despite the Availability of desired prevailing wind, this paper concerns the role of traditional wooden lattice windows "Mashrabiya", in delivering natural ventilation in single-sided ventilated spaces, a computational fluid dynamics CFD simulations program ANSYS was used to investigate air movement behavior, through several unique types of 3D lattice models, to figure out the impact of lattice windows in delivering natural ventilation, results show that some types of Lattice windows with multiple rounded surfaces, create a pressure difference, because of some surfaces of lattice window located upward wind, and some others located leeward, which creates a pressure difference that leads air to move between highpressure zones to low-pressure zones, and delivers a natural ventilation in single-sided spaces, which could be considered in building design, in order to deliver natural ventilation in single-sided ventilated spaces.


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Natural Ventilation; Lattice window; single-sided ventilation; CFD Simulation.