Estimation of illuminance on the south facing surfaces for clear skies in Iran

Shekari, Shamsi, Golmohammadi, Rostam, Mahjub, Hossein, Mohammadfam, Iraj, & Motamedzadeh, Majid (2008) Estimation of illuminance on the south facing surfaces for clear skies in Iran. Journal of Research in Health Sciences, 8(1), pp. 46-55.

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Background: Daylight availability data are essential for designing effectively day lighted buildings. In respect to no available daylight availability data in Iran, illuminance data on the south facing vertical surfaces were estimated using a proper method. Methods: An illuminance measuring set was designed for measuring vertical illuminances for standard times over 15 days at one hour intervals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at three measuring stations (Hamadan, Eshtehard and Kerman). Measuring data were used to confirm predicted by the IESNA method. Results: Measurement of respective illuminances on the south vertical surfaces resulted in minimum values of 10.5 KLx, mean values of 33.59 KLx and maximum values of 79.6 KLx. Conclusion: In this study was developed a regression model between measured and calculated data of south facing vertical illuminance. This model, have a good linear correlation between measured and calculated values (r= 0.892).

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ID Code: 56108
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Light, South, Vertical illuminance, Iran
ISSN: 1682-2765
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Hamedan University of Medical Sciences
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2013 01:36
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2013 04:45

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