Parallel analysis of urban aerodynamic phenomena using high and low-tech tools

Salim, F and Moya Castro, R 2012, 'Parallel analysis of urban aerodynamic phenomena using high and low-tech tools', in Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejdan, Dana (ed.) Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe 2012) , Prague, Czech Republic, September 12 - 14 2012, pp. 621-630.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Parallel analysis of urban aerodynamic phenomena using high and low-tech tools
Author(s) Salim, F
Moya Castro, R
Year 2012
Conference name eCAADe 2012: Digital Physicality - Physical Digitality
Conference location Prague, Czech Republic
Conference dates September 12 - 14 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe 2012)
Editor(s) Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejdan, Dana
Publisher Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture
Place of publication Prague, Czech Republic
Start page 621
End page 630
Total pages 10
Abstract The study of wind conditions in cities is a significant factor in urban design in order to deal with issues related with pollution, wind pressures on buildings, and comfort on public spaces. This paper presents some results of a four-day workshop where some of the different techniques for simulating and visualising aerodynamic phenomena were explored. These technologies, classified as high-tech and low-tech tools, were used to investigate urban aerodynamic phenomena through parallel experiments, analysis, and eye observations. The experiments demonstrated that getting live feedbacks while interacting with the simulated aerodynamic phenomena is essential to improve the observers' general comprehension of the phenomena. Our proposed method for studying aerodynamic phenomena, which integrates both low-tech and high-tech tools, facilitates designers to explore multiple options and configurations in the early stage of a design process.
Subjects Digital and Interaction Design
Keyword(s) Urban aerodynamic
wind tunnel
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
wind simulation
urban design
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