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  • Title: A Study on the Influence of Sustainable Material-based Walls on Wireless Communication Inside Buildings
  • Author(s): Farhad Shariatzadeh, Cleonilson Protasio Souza, Orlando Baiocchi
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Constructed Environment
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of the Constructed Environment
  • Keywords: Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Materials, Radio Frequency Propagation
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2154-8587 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2154-8595 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2154-8587/CGP/v10i02/61-70
  • Citation: Shariatzadeh, Farhad, Cleonilson Protasio Souza, and Orlando Baiocchi. 2019. "A Study on the Influence of Sustainable Material-based Walls on Wireless Communication Inside Buildings." The International Journal of the Constructed Environment 10 (2): 61-70. doi:10.18848/2154-8587/CGP/v10i02/61-70.
  • Extent: 10 pages

Abstract

In new propositions for sustainable buildings, besides improved architectural technique and modified construction methodology, the choice of sustainable materials to be used is a very important issue, perhaps the greatest. As sustainable buildings could be a trend in the near future, it is important to assess the propagation of radiofrequency (RF) signals in these constructions since this issue is shown to have a significant impact on the future directions and the extent of the success of sustainable buildings. In this article, the RF propagation of walls made of select sustainable materials is estimated by computational simulation. Wood, steel, concrete, and masonry brick are the sustainable materials selected in this study. The results provide valuable insights into the communication capabilities of sustainable buildings.