A study of the wind effects around the Queens hotel Southsea

Distin, Matthew (2006) A study of the wind effects around the Queens hotel Southsea. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This investigation was aimed at discovering whether a building in an urban environment modifies the airflow and how. The Queens Hotel Southsea was chosen to be studied due to the size, shape and location. Current theories behind airflow and wind modification have been discussed and related to the investigations results. Data was collected on three individual days, which were decided on their synoptic conditions so differing scenarios could be studied. The data was gathered by using hand held equipment for working around the hotel whilst an automated weather station was set up nearby as a control on Southsea Common, an area of low grassland unaffected by topography or nearby structures. The data collected has been manipulated to produce contour maps backed up wit statistical analysis data via the use of Minitab. The main findings highlighted the presence of vortex and wake zones on the lee and windward sides of the building, whilst channelling also occurred due to an urban canyon on one side of the building. Influences from other structures were also found to have an impact on the hotel's airflow, including channelling from other canyons and wake zones from adjacent buildings.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/183

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