Flexing wind: aerodynamic study of architectural windbreak

Moya Castro, R, Salim, F, Williams, M and Sharaidin, K 2013, 'Flexing wind: aerodynamic study of architectural windbreak', in Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil (ed.) Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference: Volume 2, The Netherlands, 18-20 September 2013, pp. 69-78.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Flexing wind: aerodynamic study of architectural windbreak
Author(s) Moya Castro, R
Salim, F
Williams, M
Sharaidin, K
Year 2013
Conference name 31st eCAADe Conference
Conference location The Netherlands
Conference dates 18-20 September 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 31st eCAADe Conference: Volume 2
Editor(s) Stouffs, Rudi and Sariyildiz, Sevil
Publisher Delft University of Technology
Place of publication The Netherlands
Start page 69
End page 78
Total pages 10
Abstract The aims of the Flexing Wind project, investigated in an intensive cross-disciplinary course, were twofold. First was to learn about aerodynamic phenomena around buildings. Second was to explore ways to observe, measure, and control the negative effects of wind around specific pedestrian areas, tram stops, and public sites in Melbourne City. Using tools such as a weather station to collect data and CFD software to simulate aerodynamic phenomena students could study the wind conditions in one of the windiest areas in the Melbourne downtown. Various do-it-yourself tools such as mini wind tunnels, handheld probes and sensors were used to evaluate the performance of potential design options, which lead to prototyping full scale adaptive architectural windbreaks.
Subjects Architectural Design
Keyword(s) Urban aerodynamics
windbreak
wind tunnel simulation
Computational Fluid Dynamics
architectural prototype
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