{"title":"CFD Simulations to Study the Cooling Effects of Different Greening Modifications","authors":"An-Shik Yang, Chih-Yung Wen, Chiang-Ho Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Juan","volume":103,"journal":"International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering","pagesStart":825,"pagesEnd":832,"ISSN":"1307-6892","URL":"https:\/\/publications.waset.org\/pdf\/10001624","abstract":"The objective of this study is to conduct computational\r\nfluid dynamic (CFD) simulations for evaluating the cooling efficacy\r\nfrom vegetation implanted in a public park in the Taipei, Taiwan. 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