|Monday, 3rd March 2008|
Peter Irwin & John Kilpatrick, RWDI, talked about the energy generation by harnessing wind in relation to the building's energy usage at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. Wind is often regarded as the foe of tall buildings since it tends to be the governing lateral load. Careful aerodynamic design of tall buildings through wind tunnel testing can greatly reduce wind loads and their affect on building motions. Various shaping strategies were discussed, aimed particularly at suppression of vortex shedding since it is frequently the cause of crosswind excitation.
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