Susan Abed Hassan

Susan Abed Hassan
Al-Nahrain University · department of architectural engineering

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Additional affiliations
August 2014 - March 2018
Al-Nahrain University
Position
  • Head of Department
April 2001 - March 2020
Al-Nahrain University
Position
  • Professor
April 2001 - March 2020
Al-Nahrain University
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 2004 - June 2008
university of technology
Field of study
  • architectural engineering

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Publications (51)
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Iraq is one of the countries facing a noticeable rise in temperatures caused by climate change in recent decades. This generated an increased feeling of thermal discomfort among humans. Previous studies submitted many research works in the field of outdoor thermal comfort in cities, but the study of the role of the Iraqi green buildings code in imp...
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Motives: This paper investigates the urban adaptation elements (vegetation cover, water bodies, and different shading patterns) effect on the outdoor thermal comfort for pedestrians in the educational complexes. Aims: The aim of the research is to determine the impact of urban elements on outdoor thermal comfort in an educational campus with a hot-...
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During the past decades, environmental noise and its negative effects on humans in its entire social, economic, and health aspects have been addressed. However, the study of the impact of noise in residential buildings on E-learning for university students during the lockdown period due to the Corona pandemic, specifically in Iraq, had not been suf...
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Architecture and the environment have been intertwined since ancient times, man built home and city depending on the conditions of the environment in which was present. The cities of the ancient world were distinguished by their different building styles, planning and organization according to the local climatic specificity of each. In this book, w...
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Car parking is one of the important contemporary problems in the cities. The increasing number of cars create traffic jams which eventually lead to the need of car parks to accommodate these cars. Many previous studies had searched on the sustainability consideration for buildings, but the sustainability considerations in the multistory car parking...
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This research investigates the impact of rooftop vegetation on the phenomenon of urban heat island (UHI) in hot-aired microclimates with an emphasis on housing projects in the context of Baghdad city. The methodology of this research relies on ENVI-met Headquarter 4.4.5 to create models that simulate and comparatively analyze the effect of rooftop...
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Previous studies showed the effect of building facades materials on the micro-climate of cities. This research comparatively analysis building façades materials the effect on outdoor air temperature that effect negatively on the thermal comfort. Various facade materials were tested (stone, granite, alicobond, concrete, ceramic tiles) in the city of...
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Recent research focuses on the study of thermal comfort in cities and buildings, but the study of the effect of vegetation planting on improving microclimate for public buildings in hot arid cities were not addressed in simulation method. Two main variables were studied in this research, thermal comfort and vegetation cover, and finding a relations...
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The problem of climate change has emerged globally in recent decades. One of its most prominent indicators is the increase in temperatures in all countries, especially in regions with hot and arid climates. This has coincided with the problem of rising energy consumption for cooling needs in cities, especially in the summer season. Also, the increa...
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This paper investigated the effect of water features on thermal comfort in a central open space of a residential project in a hot-arid climate. A crowded urbanized area in Baghdad was chosen as a case study a city. The methodology relied on a simulation method using ENVI-met 4.4.5 software to create a model of a residential project and obtain the l...
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Traditional cities are characterized by different urban forms. The transformations in urban formation came in response to human needs over time and technological developments. This research explores the relationship between urban forms and microclimate in hot aired climate cities. A comparative analysis for two selected urban forms patterns in Bagh...
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There were emergences trends towards achieving sustainability in landscape. But the study of the role of healing gardens in the landscape sustainability for the public gardens had not been studied previously in recent literatures. The research hypothesis is that healing gardens have a role in the landscape sustainability for public gardens. The r...
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This research examine the role of physical design elements for healing gardens in promoting the psychological health for the patients. Many studies had presented the role of the landscape in enhancing the psychological aspects of human, and its connection with outdoor environment. Previous studies also provided a definition of healing gardens desig...
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Sounds of the city reflect daily life activity, social interaction, and special features. The interaction between people and sounds strengthensthe identity of a place in the city.Each city has its own characteristics and elements of sounds that distinguishit. There were many recent studies that define the city soundscape. The main research problem...
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The gardens in Islamic societies have been characterized by their environmental، natural، cultural and social characteristics، which have contributed to the emergence of many special and public patterns، long periods of time and large geographical areas with close climatic characteristics characterized by low rainfall and high temperatures. The pre...
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Previous studies focused on the importance of natural ventilation as a strategy that reduces energy for cooling purpose and improve thermal comfort in buildings from several aspects, but the study of openings design formation impacts on natural ventilations for building in Iraq hot climate had not been addressed yet, which is the main research prob...
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Previous studies had proposed the environmental advantages of green roofs applications for the cities. This research investigated the effect of the green roof on improving the environmental efficiency for the residential buildings in Baghdad city as an example for hot aired climate. The research studied in practical applications of roof planting wh...
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One of the most prominent parts of the building envelop that exposed to the external environment is the facade of building due to the pressure of environmental conditions as compare to the rest of building. Previous literatures had presented many researches in this field, but the study of the effect of the residential building façade design in redu...
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There were massive innovations in the field of buildings materials at the beginning of the new millennium especially in the field of smart materials. There were many literatures that searched on the role of the smart materials on reduce energy consumption for buildings. This research problem that there was no obvious studies about the effect of sma...
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Recent decades witnessed global climate change that effect negatively in all the cities of the world. Many researchers studied the effect of this phenomenon on thermal comfort for cities and buildings in its different sides. But the study of residential projects building’s façade materials effects on thermal comfort in Iraq Hot-aired climate didn’t...
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Urban spaces are prominent urban configurations for the cities, its important came from its role on encourage human daily social communication and activities. During last decades several studies searched on achieving thermal comfort in cities and urban spaces, the importance of providing thermal comfort at the urban scale in the city had emerged be...
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Recent years witnessed wide increased in private car numbers in Baghdad city. Cause of the lack of public transportations. That leads to increase of demands for car parking, which caused many environmental problems. Recent studies focused on the field of environmental noise levels reduction in cities and educational buildings. This research problem...
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Residential buildings design formation varies according to the environmental, constructional and functional requirements. The environmental aspect is the most significant requirements that connect with energy performance. Last decades considerable attentions were made about the energy consumption for residential buildings. Previous studies showed t...
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Last decades cities were rapidly growing and continuously changes, the growth of population was increased and life conditions changes. Urban formation for cities changes accordingly, which includes land uses, the geometry of buildings, the heights and density for the built area changes. There is a research gap in studying the effect of high commerc...
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Urban fabric types in hot dry climate cities have an impact on microclimate and thermal comfort in the street canyon. Previous studies compared the microclimate for traditional and modern urban fabric, but the study of the airflow speed within the street canyon had not been presented statistical way. There were no obvious studies for the role of ur...
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Traditional architecture was responsive to climate and environmental considerations. One of the traditional architectural elements in hot dry climate was the Wind catcher that largely contributes thermal comfort inside buildings. However, Modern architectural design has moved away from this vocabulary. This research explores the air heat exchanger...
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Recent literatures have addressed the effect of building formation on outdoor thermal comfort at urban scale level in various environmental climate contexts. However, there is a research gap in studying the effect of housing clusters formation in specific climate context for Baghdad city as an example of hot arid climate, and its effects on the out...
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Last decades witnessed rise in global average temperature for cities, consequently with the problem of rising needs for energy results from the growth of populations in cities. Recent studies concentrated on degree days method to calculate energy consumption for buildings, the main problem of this research is the role of cooling degree days on dete...
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Cities in the world were formed by the compatibility and integration of the physical characteristics of the urban environment from buildings and urban spaces and methods and related environmental and economic requirements and other psychological characteristics of individual and community related to the culture of communities and the behavior of it...
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During the last decades many structural building systems were implemented in multi-story buildings production. Each of these systems consumes energy and produce carbon emissions from the early stage from the extraction of materials to the construction of a building. The selection of structural building systems with low embodied energy and carbon em...
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The Climate change appears obviously in the world, especially in hot climate regions like Iraq, because of their proximity to the equator and the geographical desert nature, which requires strategies to adapt climate change in effective ways. One of the most prominent of these strategies is the implemented of environmental criteria for buildings, t...
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تميزت البيئة الصوتية في مدينة بغداد التقليدية بعناصر وعلاقات صوتية محددة عرفت بها بيئة الانسان الصوتية، وكان للاصوات الطبيعية المتمثلة باصوات الانسان والحيوان وغيرها من اصوات الصناعات ووسائل النقل التقليدية الاثر الكبير في حياة الانسان اليومية. الا ان التغيير في مقتضيات الحياة اليومية من ظهور وسائل النقل الحديثة وتطور الصناعات الحديثة المختلفة. راف...
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تميزت البيئة الصوتية في مدينة بغداد التقليدية بعناصر وعلاقات صوتية محددة عرفت بها بيئة الانسان الصوتية، وكان للاصوات الطبيعية المتمثلة باصوات الانسان والحيوان وغيرها من اصوات الصناعات ووسائل النقل التقليدية الاثر الكبير في حياة الانسان اليومية. الا ان التغيير في مقتضيات الحياة اليومية من ظهور وسائل النقل الحديثة وتطور الصناعات الحديثة المختلفة. راف...
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Islamic gardens are an integral part of the urban fabric in Islamic societies, where it accompanied by all its details the requirements of its users and there need for privacy and it has many of symbolic meanings, so these gardens have a great role in the daily life of these communities and a source of inspiration for different artists. The designe...
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Abstract The Acoustic environment represents all the sound that surrounds mankind and that it can interact with the daily life and communicate with members of the community. The importance of acoustic environment in urban centers cause of the diversity and plurality of the sounds resulting from human activities of daily life. This requires designer...
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The university education represents one of the civilized basic foundation for societies , for it bears the scientific development flag, as well as it plays fundamental role in serving society, with submitting fundamentals educational and society and economy and humanity even spiritual and emotional for the society. And has essential role in graduat...
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Residential Buildings are responsible for a large portion of energy consumption in cities. The study of The Impact of Residential Building’s Design on the energy consumption in hot desert climate requires careful examination and evaluating the validity of the commonly known assumptions and for quantifying the effects of building design on energy co...
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Water associated with human life in all its aspects. It is the origin of existence and the pillar of life. It is the thought and spirit that cannot be separated. The o Islamic gardens design has shown creative examples in use of water as a functional decorative element that has symbolic connotations derived from human thought and Islamic doctrinal...
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The use of green structural surfaces increased recently in green buildings designs, both in the roofs of buildings or on their walls, and extended to include buildings in the most diverse cities in the world to the environmental benefits of urban and individual buildings level. Many studies and research of global and local has advanced study of the...
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The acoustic parameters (RT 30 , EDT, C 80 , G) and noise rating curves for evaluating background noise levels are measured in the Al-Rabat Concert Hall in Baghdad. The aim of the measurements is to investigate the acoustical environment of the hall and compare the results with ISO 3382. The measurement results indicate that all the parameters that...
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The sound environment in the Traditional Baghdad city specified with sound elements and relationships between sounds that define human sound environment, and had the greatest impact where natural sounds as human voice, animal and natural sound in addition to the voices of the traditional industries and the old means of transportation. The Recent ch...
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Planning of cities show great attention on streets planning as one of the most structural component foundations for cities, that providing many functional needs and connect parts of the city each other, and work as a commercial and services activities centers. Instead of this highly focused on distributing streets with different streets types such...
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يحاول هذا البحث أن يقدم الأليات التصميمية لمكونات الفضاء السمعي الداخلي بما يحقق الروعة والجمالية البصرية التي تنسجم وتقوي من نمط الأداء الصوتي المقدم وتجعل المتلقي يتفاعل معه بشكل يحقق الراحة النفسية ضمن الفضاء السمعي. لقد تعددت الدراسات التي تناولت تصاميم الفضاءات السمعية ومحدداتها الشكلية والحجمية التي تحقق الكفاءة الادائية الصوتية ومن خلال نقد...
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مما لاشك فيه أن التطورات العلمية والتقنية التي شهدها العالم منذ القرن الماضي كان لها الأثر الكبير في تطور النظريات الصوتية الخاصة بتصميم القاعات الصوتية والتي بضوئها تم تفسير السلوك الصوتي في البيئات الصوتية المختلفة ابتداء من الفضاء المفتوح مثل ( المسارح المكشوفة ، الملاعب ، المسابح،… وغيرها ) وحتى الفضاء المعماري المختص مثل (القاعات ، الجوامع ،دو...

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