The assessment of wind loads. Parts 5,6,7,8


Consequences of air movements in buildings.


The assessment of wind loads. Parts 1,2,3,4.


A Parametric Study of Airflow Within Rectangular Walled Enclosures

This paper describes a set of velocity measurements which were made within a series of models of rectangular enclosures whose dimensions in plan were varied, the heights of the walls being held constant. The airflow's speed was measured at each of the points of a rectangular grid and the arithmetic mean of these measurements was adopted as a measure of the enclosure's performance in providing shelter from the wind, and was used to compare the effectiveness of one geometry against another. It was found that the degree of shelter could be optimised by a correct choice of geometry.

Building Research Translation: Discomfort Due to Wind Near Buildings: Aerodynamic concepts; LOCATION Europe;

Flow patterns at ground level in groups of buildings result from the complex interaction between the wind (impact, average speed distribution with height, and turbulence) and the buildings themselves (shapes, sizes, arrangements, etc.). The