The Compactness Indicators of Solids Applied to Analysis of Geometric Efficiency of Buildings

Edwin Koźniewski , Antonina Żaba , Piotr Dudzik


The authors redefine and generalize the so-called relative ratio of compactness of solid with respect to sphere and cube introduced by Mahdavi and Gurtekin. The authors propose such new indicators as a relative ratio of solid compactness in the shape of a prism-shaped solid related to a cuboid with a square base and a given height (e.g. the height of the analyzed storey), a solid compactness indicator defined for the basis of the prism relative to the square. They introduce also other indicators: a relative defect of the perimeter and area. The test of indicators formulated and described in the paper was carried out in two groups of buildings: existing (spotted locally) and those whose designs can be found in the selected catalog available on the website. In addition to the compactness ratios calculated for existing and designed buildings, an analysis of the size of the indicators for the adopted building research models was made. Proposed indicators allow for a description of the compactness of the building model with an indication of the deviation from the real ideal solid. The introduced geometric determinants of solids may be useful in the initial phase of searching for satisfactory design solutions.
Author Edwin Koźniewski (FCEE / DSEEC)
Edwin Koźniewski,,
- Department of Spatial Economy and Energy-Efficient Construction
, Antonina Żaba
Antonina Żaba,,
, Piotr Dudzik
Piotr Dudzik,,
Journal seriesJournal of Civil Engineering and Management, ISSN 1392-3730, e-ISSN 1822-3605, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.7
ASJC Classification1408 Strategy and Management; 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.895; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.029 (2) - 2018=1.809 (5)
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