Nikhil Kumar

Nikhil Kumar
Hiroshima University | HU

Doctor of Philosophy

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Double-loaded affordable apartments, which are commonly seen in tropical developing countries, suffer from poor cross-ventilation, particularly on the leeward side of the buildings. This study aims to parametrically evaluate closed-vertical void configurations to improve the ventilation performance of the double-loaded apartment building using the...
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Daylight and ventilation effective design guidelines remain under-researched in the current habitat design policies of India. This study is of its first kind where environmental metrics and occupant health status were investigated together in the recently developed two hyperdense multirise slum rehabilitation housing (SRH) of Mumbai. A mixed-mode r...
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The low-income housing of dense metropolitan cities focuses solely on occupancy maximization, thus significantly neglecting indoor livability parameters energy-saving potential and daylight efficiency. The existing unit designs lack rational insight on fenestration detailing window size and location, which, when modified, impacts the indoor dayligh...
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Double-loaded affordable apartments are commonly seen in tropical developing countries to maximize total floor areas. However, the double-loaded apartments would possibly cause poor cross-ventilation, particularly on the leeward side of the buildings. This study aims to propose an alternative design for double-loaded affordable apartments for effic...
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Solid Waste Management has been a significant challenge for rapidly urbanizing cities of developing nations, consequently increasing the stress on environmental sustainability. The existing system of “door to door” waste collection is mostly random, resulting in high operating costs. To address the limitations, the transportation of waste from an u...
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There is an increase in the middle income class in the tropical cities of the global south. Which has lead governments to focus on the provision of sustainable housing stocks. The design of these houses is a concern as they are often designed to maximize occupancy. Based on analysis of existing building design, the standard midrise buildings of Ind...
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It was found that the standard design of multistory apartments of Indonesia and Mumbai consists of a double loaded corridor to maximize the floor area regardless of the orientation. Consequently, the occupants on the leeward side may encounter poor cross-ventilation. This study aims to determine optimum void design allowing sufficient cross-ventila...

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