Miguel Martin

Miguel Martin
Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore · Theme D

Doctor of Philosophy

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September 2016 - August 2017
National University of Singapore
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2015 - July 2016
National University of Singapore
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2013 - September 2015
Khalifa University
Position
  • Engineer

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Publications (19)
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The paper presents a review on major contributions in infrared thermography to study the built environment at multiple scales. To elaborate the review, hundreds of studies conducted between the 1980s and 2020s were first selected based on their relevance to the scope. Afterward, the most relevant contributions were classified and chronologically so...
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This paper introduces a physically-based model to simulate interactions between a building and its outdoor conditions at the urban microscale. In the model, the building is simulated with EnergyPlus while its outdoor conditions are assessed from OpenFOAM. Furthermore, the model simulates the street pavement and surrounding buildings based on the lu...
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An urban microclimate model integrated with the mesoscale, local scale, microscale and building scale models is presented for the urban thermal environment and urban heat island (UHI) mitigation study. This integrated multi-scale and multi-physics urban microclimate model takes the impacts on the urban microclimate of multiple physical processes of...
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The urban heat island (UHI) is one of the most critical issues for dense urban environments, as high outdoor temperatures and poor wind flow in high-density built-up areas can have negative impacts on the thermal comfort and health of city dwellers by trapping air pollutants and increasing energy demand for artificial cooling. The Intergovernmental...
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Urban heat island (UHI) can be described as characteristics of warmth for both the atmospheres and surfaces in cities compared to rural surroundings. The attention on UHI has helped to advance the development of urban cooling strategies in Singapore. However, these strategies are often implemented at different levels with different mechanisms, and...
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This study evaluates variations in the surface temperature of street pavements caused by retro-reflective glass when applied on highly-glazed façades of high-rise buildings located in Singapore and Tokyo. To accomplish this, simulations are conducted on one experimental site situated in business areas of Singapore and another in the city centre of...
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Urbanization process has dramatically influenced urban climate and environment. In the urban planning and design practice, there are several important parameters such as sky view factor, floor area ratio, site coverage ratio and building stories. These parameters can determine the urban morphology. This study shows the impact of urban morphology pa...
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Calibration of a building energy model is a critical step preceding evaluation of energy savings we can make by applying retrofitting strategies. Simplified building energy models are often preferred over detailed ones to speed up the process of calibration. Nevertheless, discrepancy between measured and estimated indoor energy consumption can pote...
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For the past twenty years, the haze has been one of the main concerns of Singaporean authorities. Nowadays, a growing interest can be observed within the scientific community to better understand the consequences of this phenomenon on population health. The Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) is a metric used to evaluate the intensity of the haze. The...
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In this paper, we provide further evidence of the reliability of a lumped parameter urban canopy model coupled with an EnergyPlus building energy model to estimate urban temperatures. In a previous paper, we presented a preliminary validation of the model using data measured at Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. At present, we condu...
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In this study, we describe a lumped thermal parameter model coupled with an EnergyPlus model. This urban micro climate model is used to estimate urban temperature in Basel, Switzerland. Based on information reported in the literature, we developed a coupled scheme model to be tested using measurements in the Sperrstrasse. Despite the variety of dif...
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Masdar hOBO (MOBO) is a three-year long experimental effort to evaluate the efficiency of Masdar Institute (UAE) in mitigating the urban heat island. During this campaign, a network of temperature and relative humidity loggers was installed over the campus. In addition to that, a weather station was installed to measure open desert conditions. In t...
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In this paper, we describe a lumped thermal parameter model coupled with an EnergyPlus model used for estimating temperature and specific humidity in the near-surface urban environment. Estimations made by the model are compared to measurements obtained from data loggers installed in an urban canyon of Masdar Institute (Abu Dhabi). Based on these c...
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The best way to achieve emissions' reduction in the near and mid-term is increasing the demand-side energy efficiency - this is especially true in developing countries where the potential for demand reduction is significant and achievable at relatively lower cost. An ideal candidate for the implementation of demand-side energy efficiency measures i...
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A consensus is forming among experts that the best way to achieve emissions' reduction in the near and mid-term is increasing the demand-side energy efficiency-this is especially true in developing countries where the potential for demand reduction is significant and achievable at relatively lower cost. Enhanced energy efficiency also reduces energ...

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