Tall Buildings in Motion

Optimisation, Parametric Design, Wind Simulation

“Tall buildings in motion” (Video) is a case study by str.ucture GmbH, demonstrating how computational simulation techniques allow the realistic assessment of all wind phenomena and response mechanisms of tall buildings.

Two high-rise designs were developed and analysed in different wind flow environments. The results of the computational methodology are validated against measurements from physical wind tunnel tests. The investigated design process includes Computational Parametric Design (CPD), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Structural Dynamics (CSD) and Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI).

With the developed setup, complex structural systems and building shapes can be efficiently optimized in early design phases.