Volume 2, 2017
|Number of page(s)
|Modelling and Optimisation of Building Performance
|03 October 2017
CFD optimisation of a stadium roof geometry: a qualitative study to improve the wind microenvironment
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield,
2 Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
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Accepted: 3 July 2017
The complexity of the built environment requires the adoption of coupled techniques to predict the flow phenomena and provide optimum design solutions. In this study, coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and response surface methodology (RSM) optimisation tools are employed to investigate the parameters that determine the wind comfort in a two-dimensional stadium model, by optimising the roof geometry. The roof height, width and length are evaluated against the flow homogeneity at the spectator terraces and the playing field area, the roof flow rate and the average interior pressure. Based on non-parametric regression analysis, both symmetric and asymmetric configurations are considered for optimisation. The optimum design solutions revealed that it is achievable to provide an improved wind environment in both playing field area and spectator terraces, giving a further insight on the interrelations of the parameters involved. Considering the limitations of conducting a two-dimensional study, the obtained results may beneficially be used as a basis for the optimisation of a complex three-dimensional stadium structure and thus become an important design guide for stadium structures.
Key words: computational fluid dynamics / response surface methodology / optimisation / wind comfort / stadiums
© P. Sofotasiou et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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