Numerical study of pedestrian-level wind environment in the Silvertop Tower passages

B.J.E. Blocken, S. Roels, J. Carmeliet

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Abstract

Pedestrian passages through high-rise buildings often give rise to wind discomfort problems. The present paper numerically examines wind conditions in the designed Silvertop Towers passages. The numerical model (CFD) will first be validated by comparison with wind tunnel measurements for a simple slab type building. Next, it is applied to evaluate wind climate in the Silvertop Tower case study. Calculations will indicate that wind comfort in these passages is highly unacceptable. Various remedial measures are suggested and discussed, most of which conflict with the envisaged architectural design. Finally, a rather unconventional solution is suggested and analysed, where sliding doors are mounted at both ends of each passage. The opening and closing of the doors will be controlled based on local wind climate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Symposium of Building Physics
EditorsP. Haupl
Place of PublicationDresden, Germany
PublisherTechnische Universität Dresden
Pages409-418
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event11th Symposium for Building Physics, September 26–27, 2002, Dresden, Germany - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 26 Sep 200227 Sep 2002

Conference

Conference11th Symposium for Building Physics, September 26–27, 2002, Dresden, Germany
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period26/09/0227/09/02

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