Wind performance for a stadium geometry
Department of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
High - rise buildings strongly influence the wind flow causing discomfort at the pedestrian level because of the down-draught effect on the building’s facades. This is the case of the new stadium built in Tirana equipped with a tall building. Tall buildings influence the wind flow causing discomfort to the players level because of the down-draught effect on the building’s facades. A CAD software integrated with the RANS CFD simulation method were used as an integrated package to better understand and test the wind flow in this complex building design. This paper tries to predict the aerodynamic performance in the prescribed geometry and address a problem for the new stadium design in Tirana. The current stadium generates bigger and stronger vortexes compared to the hypothetical model suggested by us. This study provides some design recommendations to avoid players and spectator discomfort. The approach used in the study can be applied in various buildings typologies.
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