Simulation of Different Light Well Typology by using Daylight Rules of Thumb under Overcast and Intermediate Skies without Sun
Amran Atan1, Nik Lukman Nik Ibrahim2, Mohd Khairul Azhar Mat Sulaiman3
1Amran Atan*, Centre for Innovative Architecture and Built Environment (SErAMBI), University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Nik Lukman Nik Ibrahim, Centre for Innovative Architecture and Built Environment (SErAMBI), University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Mohd Khairul Azhar Mat Sulaiman, Centre for Innovative Architecture and Built Environment (SErAMBI), University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on November 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 3541-3546 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B4081129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B4081.129219
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Abstract: The daylight conditions that are fit for an interior can be easily achieved by applying the simple and comprehensive principles, the daylighting rules of thumb in the process design. In architecture, these rules can be expressed in a different kinds of modes and are divided into categories that based on the parameters which constitute them. Since daylighting is the control admission of natural light, one of the categories can be the light well topology. Thus, an opening plays an important role in influencing the effectiveness of daylight distribution in building. One of the categories is light well typology. This study was conducted using an existing sample of single side opening and two side opening light wells with the comparison of additives to light-well typology under under overcast and intermediate skies without sun also to proposes daylighting rules of thumb for light wells. There are several types of light wells simulated for daylighting performances in this study. Light well models were simulated by conducted using IES_VE application software. Regression analysis was then carried out to find correlation between the measurements obtained in the daylighting simulation and the calculations derived from an established daylighting formula. Thus, existing daylighting formula is modified to create new daylighting rules of thumb for light wells with reflectance mirror in single storey terrace houses. These simple equations can serve as rules of thumb to help architects and engineers in calculating daylight levels for different light well designs.
Keywords: Daylighting, Rules of thumb, Light well, Reflectance mirror.