Computational analysis of dynamic architecture

Hassam Nasarullah Chaudhry, Ben Richard Hughes

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    Dynamic architecture is a term devised for a new generation of off-grid high-rise structures that rotate. The proposed structures contain wind turbines between floors which are used to generate the power to rotate the floors and for consumption by residents. This study analyses the capabilities of this system in comparison with the standard vertical arrangement of a wind turbine. A performance analysis of the Win Wind 3.0 MW wind turbine is performed. Data from the Dubai Meteorological Services were collected and analysed in conjunction with the performance analysis of this wind turbine. Furthermore computational fluid dynamic modelling was carried out and analysed for comparison. The results demonstrated that the standard horizontal orientation of a wind turbine yielded 80 per cent more power. The proposed horizontal orientation requires 46 turbines to generate enough power to sustain the consumption of the building.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)85-95
    Number of pages11
    JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011


    • computational fluid dynamics
    • energy consumption
    • buildings
    • wind energy
    • wind turbine
    • renewable energy


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