Wind tunnel simulations and criteria for wind comfort and safety are used to assess the wind climate in the built environment. Probability of occurrence of a critical wind speed is derived from as well wind tunnel results as data from a meteorological station. The paper discusses sources of error in the various steps. It is shown that at least a 20% standard deviation in the estimate of local wind speeds has to be accounted for. This error has impact on the application of various comfort criteria.
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|