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This analysis is part of a study on the natural ventilation occurring around an old building surrounded by a metallic structure. A specific section of the structure has been than studied in details. The considered wind is blowing at 4m/s in a urban environment.

The pressure pattern helped to identify the critical zones in the proximity of the structure. The balcony in the old building strcture protects iternal window from high presure generated by the wind.

Detail of the tridimensional structure. The metallic structure acts as a real filter that redirects the airflow inside the enclosed area and slightly reduces the wind speed. This allowed the architect to design an urban area within the semi-enclosed space between the structure and the old building ensuring a well ventilated environment in summer conditions.

General overview of the studied model.

Credits:

2008/2009 Project

Enrico Crobu – Environmental Consultancy Natural Ventialtion

enrico@echomaterico.net

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