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id ecaade2014_071
authors Rafael Moya, Daniel Prohasky, Simon Watkins, Yan Ding, Jane Burry and Mark Burry
year 2014
title Aerodynamic strategy applied in an urban shelter design - Simulation and analysis of aerodynamic phenomena in an urban context
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. 137-144
wos WOS:000361384700013
summary This paper presents an experimental study on strategies of utilizing wind as an architectural element, proposing the reconfiguration and projection of wind patterns to produce vaults of wind as regions of shelter in the outdoor environment. It shows an aerodynamic analysis and exploration of barriers, deflectors and porous screens in an existing urban wind canyon for a hypothetical urban shelter in a tram stop area. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and physical tests in a wind tunnel using microelectronic hot-wire anemometry are the methods utilised. The experiments involve a comparison between screens with impermeable surfaces and porous membranes and their ability to project wind as architecture. The experiments showed that the use of porous membranes improves the mitigation level of wind speed and turbulence intensity in the wind vaults regions.
keywords Urban aerodynamics; cfd simulation; wind discomfort; wind tunnel
series eCAADe
email s3296513@student.rmit.edu.au
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