Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

Publisher: Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.27

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.265
2012 Impact Factor 0.051
2011 Impact Factor 0.086
2010 Impact Factor 0.03
2009 Impact Factor 0.09

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.13
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.04
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.03
Other titles Journal of Asian architecture and building engineering (Online)
ISSN 1347-2852
OCLC 53835609
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a finite element procedure for the large deflection analysis of functionally graded (FG) beams resting on a two-parameter elastic foundation. The material properties of the FG beams are assumed to vary continuously in the thickness direction by a power-law distribution. Based on the strain energy expression, a shear deformable beam element, taking the effect of the material non-homogeneity and the foundation support into account, is formulated and employed in the analysis. An incremental/iterative procedure in combination with the arc-length control method is used for solving nonlinear equilibrium equations. The numerical results show that the convergence of the formulated element is fast, and the large displacements of the beams can be accurately assessed by using a few numbers of the elements. A parametric study is carried out to highlight the effect of the material non-homogeneity and the foundation support on the large deflection behavior of the beams. The influence of the aspect ratio on the large deflection response of the beam is also examined and highlighted.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 07/2014; 13(3):649-656. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.13.649
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    ABSTRACT: The value of socio-cultural aspects in the environmental design process and relevant issues are discussed in this paper. In addition, Alexander′s Pattern Language theory is derived from human activity, perceptive and behavioural patterns and is associated with the Genius loci. Thus, the researcher considered the possibility of a relationship existing between Pattern Language and the field of Environmental Design (especially the socio-cultural dimension) that would arrive at a correlation model of ″A Pattern Language for Environmental Design″. The research method was a survey implemented to collect data from 129 MS (related to the Environmental Design field) graduates and students studying at various universities in Tehran. The sampling method was based on stratified random sampling. A 49-item questionnaire was used to collect data and the reliability of all subscales was more than 0.80 estimated by the Cronbach alpha test. Hierarchical Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to analyse data by LISREL 8.72 software. The results of the analysis statistically confirmed the correlation model of ″A Pattern Language for Environmental Design″. While all correlations between pattern language components and their counterpart indicators were statistically significant, the correlation between the socio-cultural dimension and environmental design was the most powerful relationship in the model.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 05/2014; 13(2). DOI:10.3130/jaabe.13.295
  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2014; 17(1):133-139. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.13.133
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    ABSTRACT: Very few studies exist on the outdoor thermal environment and thermal comfort impact of a semi-outdoor environment-under a piloti-in a humid subtropical climate city. Subjective data was collected using questionnaires both in a square and under a piloti during June and July 2011 in Wuhan. The aims were to obtain a better understanding of human thermal comfort response while outdoors and to clarify the effect of piloti on thermal comfort in a humid subtropical climate city. It was found that mean radiant temperature (MRT) plays a more important role than air temperature in the subjective response of people to the outdoor thermal environment. The relationship between the standard effective temperature (SET*) and thermal sensation vote (TSV) was clarified, and the neutral SET* was calculated as being about 24. 8°C. Being under a piloti has a notable impact, reducing the heat effect by ameliorating the microclimate and enhancing human thermal comfort outdoors. When the maximum air temperature exceeded 35°C during daytime, the SET* decreased by 9°C under the piloti in a humid subtropical climate city relative to that in a nearby square, and the acceptance rate of the outdoor thermal environment under the piloti was more than twice that in the square.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 05/2013; 12(1):73-79. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.12.73
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    ABSTRACT: In order to apply Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques to estimate pollutant dispersion in urban areas, it is important to assess the performance of numerical models used to estimate these phenomena. Recently, the MUST (Mock Urban Setting Test) has often been adopted as a test case for evaluating numerical models for micro-scale urban meteorology. This paper presents the results of model evaluation exercises carried out using MUST based on the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) experience. The results of model evaluation exercises conducted by AIJ are broadly consistent with the results obtained by the COST group. However, the variety of results by each computation can be minimized by setting standard computational conditions. All computations including both RANS and LES show good agreement with wind experiment data. In general, LES cases show comparable accuracy to RANS in predicting U and W. However, LES shows better agreement than RANS in TKE and concentration.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 05/2013; 12(1):117-124. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.12.117
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    ABSTRACT: With the growth of the online market, online commerce has facilitated the development of home delivery services. An economically active individual in a developed country receives an average of approximately 40 parcels per year, and this trend is expected to intensify in the future (Her, 2010). This study considers the transportation of parcels within high-rise residential buildings in terms of their movement and energy consumption and proposes the elevator-integrated delivery system, a new delivery system that modifies a passenger elevator to automatically move parcels to their designated floors. This paper examines the feasibility and benefits of the proposed system by considering various scenarios and assumptions. The results indicate that the proposed system is energy-efficient for large numbers of deliveries and can reduce the waiting time for passengers as well as for parcels. With the growth of the online market, online commerce has facilitated the development of home delivery services. An economically active individual in a developed country receives an average of approximately 40 parcels per year, and this trend is expected to intensify in the future (Her, 2010). This study considers the transportation of parcels within high-rise residential buildings in terms of their movement and energy consumption and proposes the elevator-integrated delivery system, a new delivery system that modifies a passenger elevator to automatically move parcels to their designated floors. This paper examines the feasibility and benefits of the proposed system by considering various scenarios and assumptions. The results indicate that the proposed system is energy-efficient for large numbers of deliveries and can reduce the waiting time for passengers as well as for parcels.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2013; 12(1):149-156. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.12.149
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    ABSTRACT: This study aimed at testing the feasibility of employing artificial neural network (ANN)-based predictive and adaptive control logics to improve thermal comfort and energy efficiency through a decrease in overshoots and undershoots of control variables. Three control logics were developed: (1) conventional temperature/humidity control logic, (2) ANN-based temperature/humidity control logic, and (3) ANN-based Predicted Mean Vote (PMV) control logic. Performance tests were conducted in a thermal chamber for non-application of setback and application of setback of thermal factors. Analysis revealed that the ANN-based predictive temperature/humidity control logic generally provided greater periods of thermal comfort than that of the conventional logic, as well as a reduction in overshoots and undershoots. In addition, the ANN-based PMV control logic provided significantly better PMV conditions than both temperature/humidity based control logics. In more cases, ANN-based control logic demonstrated a reduction in electricity consumption, compared to non-ANN-based control logic, especially for a system with a large time-lag effect such as a radiant water heating system.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2012; 11(1):169-176.
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    ABSTRACT: With its rapid economic development Korea is faced with the problems of energy consumption and environmental destruction that are in need of urgent solutions. Since buildings account for 25% of Korea's total energy consumption they are the key target in the reduction of carbon dioxide, the principal culprit of global warming. This paper focused on the thoughtless energy waste in universities and researched the characteristics of campus buildings, surveying the energy consumption patterns identified in accordance with the number of users and the period of use. In addition, this paper also established an optimized limitation of future energy consumption by forecasting the trend of growing consumption after examining the kinds and quantities of energy installations being utilized in campus buildings.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 11/2011; 10(2):445-452. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.10.445
  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2011; 10(2):305-312. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.10.305
  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2011; 10(2):375-382. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.10.375
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    ABSTRACT: This paper aims at the analysis of degradation of heritage by informal urbanization in Mekelle, Ethiopia. Due to rapid development and population growth, Mekelle has experienced great change in recent years and is now seriously menaced by this problem. Especially in the historical area of the central district, the situation is getting ever worse. In this study, careful observation and research was carried in the central district from both architectural and social point of view to understand this mechanism.
    Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2011; 10(2):343-350. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.10.343
  • Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 01/2011; 10(1):157-162. DOI:10.3130/jaabe.10.157