A Position Paper on Experimental and Computational Methods in Wind Engineering

Published on 8 June 2022
A Position Paper on Experimental and Computational Methods in Wind Engineering

We are pleased to announce the release of a position paper, which outlines the society's views on the use of experimental and computational methods in wind engineering.  It provides an overview of the state of the art of both experimental wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics methods used in the industry to support the design on buildings within the urban fabric of cities.  This document focuses on buildings in the context of an urban setting.  Structures such as chimneys, stacks, guyed masts, telecommunications towers, bridges and large roof structures (e.g. stadia and arenas) are not covered within this document.  This is not an in-depth technical guide to the field of wind engineering, but a brief document aimed at a wider audience on non-experts who are required to interpret the output of wind engineering studies produced by experts in the field.  

As the state of the art of both experimental and computational methods changes with time, the UK Wind Engineering Society will periodically revisit its position on the matter and update this document as/when required.