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Evaluating Visual Comfort Metrics of Responsive Facade Systems as Educational Activities

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Architectural Division Technical Session 2

Tagged Division

Architectural Engineering

Page Count

35

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https://peer.asee.org/30451

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Negar Heidari Matin Eastern Michigan University

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Negar Matin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Technology at Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Ypsilanti,
Michigan. Ms. Matin received her Master’s Degree in architecture from Tabriz Art University,
Tabriz, Iran. She has been a doctoral fellow working on responsive facade systems since 2015. Her
research interests are in interdisciplinary areas of cultural identities, architectural technology, building
envelopes, responsive autonomous intelligent facade systems and smart materials. Ms. Matin has over
4 years of experience of teaching in architecture and interior design field at Azad Islamic University and
Eastern Michigan University. She has been LEED Green Associate since 2016.

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Ali Eydgahi Eastern Michigan University

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Ali Eydgahi started his career in higher education as a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985. Since then, he has been with the State University of New York, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Eastern Michigan University. During 2006-2010, he was Chair of the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences, Founder and Director of the Center for 3-D Visualization and Virtual Reality Applications, and Technical Director of the NASA funded MIST Space Vehicle Mission Planning Laboratory at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In 2010, he joined Eastern Michigan University as an Associate Dean in the College of Technology and currently is a Professor in the School of Engineering Technology. He has an extensive experience in curriculum and laboratory design and development. Dr. Eydgahi has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Tau Alpha Pi, as a member of Advisory and Editorial boards for many International Journals in Engineering and Technology, as a member of review panel for NASA and Department of Education, as a regional and chapter chairman of IEEE, SME, and ASEE, and as a session chair and as a member of scientific and international committees for many international conferences.

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Shinming Shyu Eastern Michigan University

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Shinming Shyu is a faculty member of College of Technology at Eastern Michigan University. Earning his Ph.D. degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Dr. Shyu, LEED AP BD+C, has been engaged in teaching and research activities in building performance and sustainable design. Being a registered architect since 1992, Dr. Shyu involved in numerous large-scaled projects, ranging from hospital, museum, library, church, and corporate headquarter, and is equipped with a wealth of experiences accumulated in the field of architectural design and building construction. With deep interest in addressing the environmental challenges imposed by building activities and related consequences of energy consumption, Dr. Shyu has been conducting research in high-performance building design, energy efficiency & simulation, and resilient building construction.

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Payam Matin University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Dr. Payam Matin is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Princess Anne, Maryland. Dr. Matin has received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan in May 2005. He has taught a number of courses in the areas of mechanical engineering and aerospace at UMES. He has served as departmental ABET committee chair through a successful accreditation visit in Fall 2012. Dr. Matin’s research has been mostly in the areas of Computational Mechanics and Experimental Mechanics with applications in Solid Mechanics, Plasticity and Sheet Metal Forming. Dr. Matin has published more than 25 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Dr. Matin is the recipient of NSF MRI award as a Co-PI. Dr. Matin worked in Automotive industry for Chrysler Corporation from 2005 to 2007. He Joined UMES in August 2007. He is affiliated with ASME and ASEE professional societies

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Abstract

A responsive facade is capable of adapting to environmental stimuli for reducing both energy consumption and carbon emissions as well as improving users’ multi-comfort. Evaluation of visual metrics can lead to designing responsive systems with more efficiency. This paper presents educational activities that provide students with significant learning experience in the design and evaluation of daylight performance in responsive facade systems. The proposed educational activities include designing frameworks with specific steps, identifying design variables, designing responsive facade systems, selecting efficient visual comfort metrics, simulating parametric case studies, designing experiments, measuring influence of design variables on visual comfort metrics, and proposing optimal solutions for visual comfort metrics by using design variables for different occupancy hours. These student activities require utilizing Grasshopper-for-Rhino software for parametric design simulation of responsive facade and using Diva software for daylight measurements to determine the optimum hourly visual comfort metrics. Through these activities, students improve their skills in Computer Aided Design, oral and written presentation, experiment design, and analytical thinking. The educational objectives of the proposed activities closely associate with most of the student outcomes required by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Heidari Matin, N., & Eydgahi, A., & Shyu, S., & Matin, P. (2018, June), Evaluating Visual Comfort Metrics of Responsive Facade Systems as Educational Activities Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30451

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