Wind Engineering Studies
Windtech’s capabilities and experience combine to offer a focused range of wind engineering services, undertaken through wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Our aim is to offer an exceptional level of service by solving even the most challenging problems with elegant solutions that ensure structures and their environment are safe, comfortable, and efficient.
Using the latest technology and methodologies in wind engineering, much of which has been developed in-house, Windtech’s work is primarily undertaken on tall and complex structures during the design phase, but we also often assist in undertaking remedial studies as well as peer reviews. Windtech’s studies in the wind tunnel include the assessment of wind-induced structural loads, façade cladding pressures, bridge aerodynamics and pedestrian wind comfort and safety.
Since 1991 Windtech’s wind engineering consultants have been providing advanced wind engineering studies utilising both wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), which offers an additional range of complementary analysis and visualisation techniques. CFD is most frequently used for studies to assess pedestrian wind comfort and thermal comfort, which includes the use of the Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI). Windtech also regularly uses CFD for the assessment of air quality, assessing the presence of dangerous or odorous gases as well as pollution re-entrainment analysis. Recent projects have used CFD in the assessment of wind-driven rain, snow and sand modelling and there are almost an endless list of further applications to which CFD can be applied.
For more information on our wind engineering studies visit our specific wind studies. Need help with an upcoming project? don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated wind engineering team who will be happy to assist.