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AI & data-driven approaches to early-stage wind design

Event organised by Wind Engineering Society

Date
17 May 2023
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Overview

The use of wind tunnel and computational tools for wind design is well established, but these types of assessments often happen late in the design of a building when many of the important parameters have already been fixed. Input from wind consultants at an earlier stage can provide crucial benefits, in terms of identifying and averting significant wind safety issues, reducing the build cost and limiting the building’s carbon footprint (e.g. by reducing the amount of concrete needed for the structure).

By systematically applying pre-existing test and simulation data, and by leveraging the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence, it is possible to provide meaningful, evidence-based recommendations early in the design cycle.

In this lecture, two speakers from RWDI’s engineering and project management teams will talk through these approaches as applied by RWDI, discuss the challenges and demonstrate the benefits that such methods can bring to building design.

Organiser

The UK Wind Engineering Society

The UK Wind Engineering Society

The WES exists to promote the advancement and application of knowledge in all aspects of wind engineering.

Speakers

Joseph Symes

Joseph Symes

RWDI

project manager

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Joseph Symes

Joseph is a Project Manager with RWDI’s UK loads and effects team, whose work focuses on wind loading and aerodynamic stability for tall buildings, stadia and long-span bridges. He brings specific depth of expertise related to wind tunnel testing and was jointly responsible for the design and commissioning of RWDI’s UK wind tunnel. His exceptional knowledge of wind tunnel methodologies delivers particular value to clients whose projects require unusual studies. Joseph has contributed insight and analysis to the engineering of notable structures around the world, including the U.S. embassy in London and the innovative operable fabric roof on the Al Wakrah SC Stadium in Qatar.

Andrew Proud

Andrew Proud

RWDI

senior project engineer

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Andrew Proud

Based out of RWDI’s UK office, Andrew leads a high-performance team of microclimate engineers through a wide array of urban microclimate assessments. Typical challenges his team solves include how wind and thermal comfort will affect pedestrian spaces, and how developments can impact sailing and aircraft operations. A skilled and experienced wind microclimate engineer, Andrew has tackled a large number of wind microclimate assessments in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. He does so through desk based, computational methods as well as experimental methods. Andrew possesses additional expertise in assessing the effect of building and landscaping-induced turbulence on rotorcraft operations, and the impact of rotorcraft on pedestrians.

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