Wind engineering: CFD vs wind tunnel (Postponed)
Date & Time

28 April 2020
18:00 Reception for 18:20 start, 19:30 finish

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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Price

Free

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Wind engineering: CFD vs wind tunnel (Postponed)

Lecture
Date & Time

28 April 2020
18:00 Reception for 18:20 start, 19:30 finish

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
View on Google Maps

Price

Free

Availability POSTPONED

Due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event has been postponed.

This technical evening lecture will be looking at wind engineering.

Using Wind Tunnel Testing (WTT) for the simulation of outdoor building airflow dates as far back as 1908, with the first application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the simulation of outdoor airflow dating back to the 1970’s.

With advances in High Performance Computing (HPC), CFD approaches have become more accessible and there is an increasing drive to replace WTT with CFD based methods.

This presentation will highlight several key considerations in building design crucial to the simulation of outdoor wind airflow and highlight how regardless of the approach used for the Wind Engineering assessments, initial assumptions can have a fundamental impact on the results obtained.

The challenge for the design community is to understand the risks of poor analyses and how we manage the enthusiasm to conduct simulations rapidly. Whether physical WTT or CFD approaches are used it is critical studies are conducted properly.

Speakers

Ruth Shilston and Janis Komisars, RDWI


Ruth is an Associate at RWDI and leads their major projects business in Europe. With over 13 years' experience working in wind engineering and climate aware design, Ruth is an experienced user of both computational fluid dynamics and physical wind tunnel testing.

In her current role, Ruth works with architects, engineers and developers to define and deliver wind engineering on varied projects including tall towers, premier league stadia and major transport hubs.

Prior to joining RWDI Ruth worked as a part of Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research team, she has a degree in Engineering Design from the University of Bristol, is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
 
A member of the wind engineering team in the United Kingdom, Janis delivers valuable engineering insights to support the design of tall buildings, transportation infrastructure and other projects. He performs advanced modelling and analysis to help project teams understand wind effects on cladding, structural systems and pedestrian comfort in complex urban environments.

Janis' project portfolio spans Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and many parts of the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining RWDI Janis worked as a structural engineer at SIA Aerodium Technoligies that designs and builds vertical wind tunnels worldwide, he has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Birmingham and is a member of Institution of Structural Engineers.
 

Additional Attendee Information

Tea and coffee reception.

 

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Simon Leung

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