An all-sky luminance and radiance distribution model for built environment studies

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Khalid A. Alshaibani
  • Haowei Xing
  • Zhengrong Li
  • Yu Huang
  • Dawei Xia

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)822-835
Journal / PublicationRenewable Energy
Volume190
Online published22 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

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Abstract

The diffuse radiance and luminance can be anisotropic over the skydome, which is important to the daylight and thermal environments of buildings and the urban areas. This paper proposes a model that can estimate the luminance and radiance distributions over the skydome by the basic global and diffuse irradiance, and the solar altitude measurements/data that are readily accessible for many places over the world. The radiance and luminance are normalized by the horizontal irradiance and illuminance instead of the uncommon zenith radiance and luminance. The approach is developed and tested by the mid-to long-term (a few months to two years) field measurements of several locations with various climates/latitudes, showing a good accuracy when compared to the reference models.

Research Area(s)

  • All-sky model, Luminance distribution, Radiance distribution

Citation Format(s)

An all-sky luminance and radiance distribution model for built environment studies. / Lou, Siwei; Li, Danny H.W.; Alshaibani, Khalid A.; Xing, Haowei; Li, Zhengrong; Huang, Yu; Xia, Dawei.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 190, 05.2022, p. 822-835.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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