AIJ guidelines for practical applications of CFD to pedestrian wind environment around buildings

Yoshihide Tominaga, Akashi Mochida, Ryuichiro Yoshie, Hiroto Kataoka, Tsuyoshi Nozu, Masaru Yoshikawa, Taichi Shirasawa

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Abstract

Significant improvements of computer facilities and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software in recent years have enabled prediction and assessment of the pedestrian wind environment around buildings in the design stage. Therefore, guidelines are required that summarize important points in using the CFD technique for this purpose. This paper describes guidelines proposed by the Working Group of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ). The feature of these guidelines is that they are based on cross-comparison between CFD predictions, wind tunnel test results and field measurements for seven test cases used to investigate the influence of many kinds of computational conditions for various flow fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1761
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume96
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct

Keywords

  • Benchmark test
  • CFD
  • Guidelines
  • Pedestrian wind environment
  • Prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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