Asean natural ventilation study: wind pressure distributions on long building rows in urban surroundings.

To predict the performance of a naturally ventilated building, estimates of the windinduced surface pressure distribution are needed. In urban environments, where buildings are grouped closely together, these surface pressures will be strongly influenced by the surrounding structures. In addition, the sheltering effect of the surrounding built-up environment can make it more difficult to obtain large enough pressure differences across a building necessary to produce adequate natural ventilation air flow rates.