Urban designers, architects and engineers using SimScale can now directly use the exact wind statistics data as defined in the guidelines, run wind analyses for 36 wind directions, and assess pedestrian wind comfort and safety according to the London LDDC criteria on an annual, seasonal, and also worst-case scenario. It’s also possible to analyse the transient wind flow patterns around the buildings using streamlines, velocity vectors and much more for each of the 36 wind directions. However, the accuracy and high level of detail of the context model is crucial.
“Using accurate 3D city models is extremely important for the overall accuracy of our simulations. AccuCities 3D model covers entire City of London area and all the required surroundings with 15 cm accuracy and this makes it ideal to use in the simulations,” said Richard Szöke-Schuller, product manager at SimScale. “But there has always been a significant cost barrier to use such a premium wide area context model. Running such premium wide area context models have historically meant overcoming barriers such as infrastructure and software licencing costs. We are pleased to be working with AccuCities to help architects overcome these barriers with our cloud-based simulation platform.”