Thermal Analisys of the Increase in Ambient Temperature Due to Motor Vehicle Activities
Mohammad Imran1, Sangkertadi2, Cynthia E. V. Wuisang3, Abdul Rahmat4
1Mohammad Imran, STITEK Bina Taruna, Gorontalo, Indonesia.
2Sangkertadi, Samratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia.
3Cynthia E. V. Wuisang, Samratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia.
4Abdul Rahmat, Gorontalo State University, Gorontalo, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on November 21, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 08, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 751-754 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2864129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2864.129219
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Abstract: Global warming has become a problem of world wide, because it endangers living things. The consequences of global warming include the increase of the earth temperature and climate change. The increase of temperature (heating) in a city which is referred to urban heat island (UHI) is also the same problem in architecture. This research aimed to analyze the ambient temperature of the UHI due to the motor vehicle activities. Samples were taken from several locations: (1) Bahu Mall Parking area; (2) Manado Town Square 2 parking area; (3) along the Wolter Monginsidi street in front of Bahu Mall and (4) along the Piere Tendean street in front of Manado Town Square. This research used a quantitative method with a field survey. This research found that the ambient temperature increased when motor vehicles were stationary with engine on or moved. The temperature increased due to the heat from the engine and the reflection of the sun’s heat from the body of the vehicles. The heat level obtained from the survey was 34,8 0C to 39,4 0C. For this reason, a specific material for vehicle’s body is needed to prevent the increase of ambient temperature.
Keywords: Urban heat island, Thermal analisys, Motor vehicle activities.