Accuracy of assessment of wind speed in the built environment

E. Willemsen, J.A. Wisse

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1190
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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