Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering

Publisher: Nihon Kenchiku Gakkai

Current impact factor: 0.53

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 0.526
2013 Impact Factor 0.265
2012 Impact Factor 0.051
2011 Impact Factor 0.086
2010 Impact Factor 0.03
2009 Impact Factor 0.09

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.44
Cited half-life 5.40
Immediacy index 0.12
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.04
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: In order to gain a good understanding of residential building energy consumption in China, a case study about occupants' use of electricity for lighting, appliances and room air conditioners was carried out in 44 identical apartments in Beijing. Additionally, two apartments with significantly different energy consumption levels were chosen for a detailed study about the impact of occupants' daily behavior in using lighting, appliances and room air conditioners. The results of this study demonstrate the important contribution of occupant behavior to the significant variation of electricity consumption among residential buildings. The detailed measurement of occupant behavior showed a potential in better understanding how energy is consumed in buildings and relevant information gathered from this process can help occupants change their behavior for energy saving.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2014 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Because the energy consumption of the Korean construction industry accounts for 18.8% of Korea′s entire energy consumption, the construction industry has considered a variety of techniques for enabling energy savings on construction projects. In particular, the construction of multi-family housing projects in Korea is one of the key areas where efforts can be made to reduce energy consumption. Consequently, many Korean construction companies are investing considerable effort toward developing advanced green performance techniques, including heating, cooling and electricity. This study identified the various techniques available to achieve green performance in multi-family housing projects, and surveyed the expert′s perceptions of the techniques identified to suggest established, emerging, and opportunity green techniques to the Korean construction industry. This paper is expected to provide guidelines for developing technologies that can successfully deliver future energy-efficient multi-family housing projects in Korea.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2014 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2013 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2013 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2013 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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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.
    Preview · Article · Jan 2012 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: While fire outbreaks in tunnels are not as frequent as those in other structures, temperature rises up to over 1,000 degrees C within 5 minutes upon the outbreak of a fire in a tunnel due to its semi-closed structure. Temperature rise in a concrete structure caused by a fire under constant load leads to deterioration in strength, accelerates deformation and finally results in collapse. In this study to identify structural damage caused by a fire in a tunnel, fire tests were conducted using a heating furnace that satisfied the KS F 2257-1 and EFNARC regulations to evaluate the thermal damage to a tunnel concrete lining. The two objects of the test were: 1) to identify the thermal damage to concrete lining associated with fire intensity 2) to evaluate the characteristics of spalling and failure of concrete lining associated with load ratio. The range of thermal damage under the ISO fire, heating rate of 1 degrees C/Sec., MHC fire(3)) and RWS fire(3)) was 30mm, 20mm, 100mm and 50mm, respectively. The depth of spalling in the RWS and MHC fires was 30mm. Spalling was observed under unstressed conditions, while it was not observed under 20 similar to 40% loads because of the smooth flow of vapors enabled by micro cracks. Under 70% load, the rapid spread of cracks caused failure during 10 minutes of heating.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2011 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering
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    ABSTRACT: Today, interactive architecture plays an increasingly important role in urban milieus. However, in terms of design principles and guidelines in the age of digital architecture, the design and construction of interactive skins has been under-explored. A new design approach to integrate interactive skins and architecture is needed. Certainly skins with interactive and kinetic properties need to be designed and constructed with a new approach for physical and content integration, instead of the traditional design approach. Thus, the ultimate objective of this study is to formulate a suitable design method in order to integrate kinesis with a building. Furthermore, this research aims to establish effective tectonics for interactive skins through the exploration of different state-of-the-art interactive skins. For this study, according to essential design factors that come from the definition of interactive architecture, such as interaction, display, and content, interactive skins are classified in order to build up controllable, available design parameters of interactive skins. This study also proposes designing an effective tectonic model for the integration of kinesis with a building through in-depth case studies. Moreover, in order to prove the viability of these proposed models, this research provides a prototype of a multi-agent-based interactive skin system using Delta robot kinematics, by which designers can quickly design and effectively simulate feasible interactive skins.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2011 · Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering