Development of bioclimatic design tool for Oman using dry bulb and dew point temperatures open database

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Bioclimatic charts are used by engineers and architects in implementing passive cooling systems and architectural optimization with respect to natural air conditioning. Conventionally, the development of these charts is based on the availability of typical meteorological year which requires a record of meteorological data that are rarely available in sufficient amounts. Bioclimatic charts in Oman were developed earlier by the authors for limited locations based on the available typical meteorological years. Using dry bulb and dew point temperatures only, bioclimatic charts are developed for Adam, Buraimi, Ibra, Muscat, Nizwa, Rustaq, Saiq, Salalah, Suhar and Sur. These charts are better representative of bioclimatic trends since their development is mainly based on the relevant parameters, namely dry bulb temperature and dew point.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-144
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Bioclimatic charts
  • Passive cooling
  • TMY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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