Pedestrian wind comfort optimization by adjoint CFD model analysis

I.M. Kalkman, B. Blocken

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Abstract

At present no clear procedure exists for the development of optimal remedial measures in pedestrian wind comfort studies. Instead, an appeal is made to the experience and intuition of the investigator to assess a priori which possible measures might be effective and could therefore be considered for further analysis. In this paper the use of adjoint Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods is investigated as a first step towards a more rigorous wind comfort optimization framework. These methods can be used to determine the sensitivity of mean wind velocity in a target area to grid deformations, which near building surfaces is indicative of the effect a geometric change in a certain location can have. It is shown that this method can be used to generate sensitivity maps in which the most opportune locations for remedial action are graphically displayed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXIV Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2016), 25-28 September 2016, Terni, Italy
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2016) - Hotel Valentino, Terni, Italy
Duration: 25 Sep 201628 Sep 2016
Conference number: 14
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Conference

Conference14th Conference of the Italian Association for Wind Engineering (IN-VENTO 2016)
Abbreviated titleIN-VENTO 2016
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTerni
Period25/09/1628/09/16
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