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id ecaade2014_065
authors Daniel Prohasky, Rafael Moya Castro, Simon Watkins, Jane Burry and Mark Burry
year 2014
title Wind sensing with real-time visualisations for Designers - An approach to understanding wind phenomena for pedestrian comfort using low cost wind sensors
source Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion - Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference - Volume 1, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 10-12 September 2014, pp. 165-171
wos WOS:000361384700016
summary The evaluation of a low-tech wind sensing platform for urban aerodynamic simulations relevant to pedestrian comfort. In this paper, the wind canyon effect is simulated with two different building morphologies. The platform provides conceptual knowledge of the dynamics in wind relevant for designers, architectural practitioners and students of design. Low-cost hot wire anemometry is utilised for the design of an Experimental Fluid Dynamic (EFD) wind sensing network interface. This paper explores the validity of the sensing platform for a new approach for non-wind engineers to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of wind. The influence of real-time feedback from quantified wind on the understanding of wind phenomena for non-wind engineers is discussed and compared with post analysis data. It was found that real-time quantified feedback from wind intrigues and stimulates the intuitive notion of wind dynamics through discussion, however post analysis remains critical to evaluate building design performance.
keywords Wind sensing; real-time feedback; experimental fluid dynamics; hot-wire anemometry; atmospheric boundary layer
series eCAADe
email daniel.prohasky@rmit.edu.au
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