Numerical simulation of the wind environment around buildings: Case Study for Seberbay Campus, Tanta University, Egypt


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Numerical simulation of the wind environment around buildings: Case Study for Seberbay Campus, Tanta University, Egypt

M.A. Bek1,*, A. Alshrombably2, A. Ahsan3,4

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) wind study is performed.
  • A numerical simulation of wind around university buildings is investigated.
  • Environment urban design is enhanced by the aid of commercial software.
  • The velocity field was computed using the ANSYS-Fluent 16.0.
  • North-West orientation for the proposed new buildings is recommended.

ABSTRACT

Environmental urban design has become an important step in the pre-design stage. So, that architects are in deeply need for effective guidelines to deal with the wind effect during their preliminary design. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a good tool to investigate the aerodynamics around buildings. Wind comfort around a proposed new building in Seberbay campus, Tanta University, Egypt with different potential orientation is investigated using CFD. The turbulent wind flow pattern over the campus terrain is obtained by solving the 3D steady Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes equations with k–ε turbulent model according to the AIJ guidelines. Special care is given to generate extensive high-resolution grid based on grid-convergence analysis. The velocity field was computed using the ANSYS-Fluent 16.0. The simulations were performed for dominant wind speed and direction. The wind comfort and safety are assessed for the potential design orientations. The predicted results indicated that the new construction should be oriented to North-West direction for best wind comfort.

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To cite this article: Bek MA, Alshrombably A, Ahsan A. Numerical simulation of the wind environment around buildings: Case Study for Seberbay Campus, Tanta University, Egypt. Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research 2016;3:9-14.

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