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Joint Technical Seminar on Design methodologies for improvement of wind comfort in the urban environment

Date, time & venue

2018-11-27;6:30pm (Registration) 6:45pm - 8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Programme Highlight:

With rapid progress of urban development, modern mega-cities are teeming with tall and closely spaced buildings, which subsequently results in congested airflow at pedestrian level. This issue is more serious in the subtropical urban area, like Hong Kong. Thus, to represent weak wind condition in Hong Kong, a new wind comfort criterion was proposed by thoroughly reviewing and comparing existing wind comfort criteria. The adopted parameters were carefully chosen to adapt the weak wind conditions. To improve the weak wind condition, the effects of lift-up design on wind comfort have been investigated comprehensively. Quality and efficiency of CFD simulation on pedestrian level wind environment in a complex urban area are often compromised by many influencing factors, particularly mesh quality. Thus, the CFD simulation of a geometrically complex campus has been conducted based on a high-quality structural mesh system. The work was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. C5002-14G). 




Department of Building Services Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof Cheuk Ming MAK is a professor of the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and currently an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and former chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics. Besides, he is the member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the prestige journal - Building and Environment. He has over 25 years’ experience in numerical modelling of building environment and urban microenvironment. His research interests include building and environmental acoustics, natural ventilation, inter-unit pollutant dispersion in buildings, indoor environmental quality and its effects on human (comfort, health and productivity), outdoor wind & thermal comfort, Computational Fluid Dynamics, building envelope design and sustainable buildings. 

Medium of instruction:

Cantonese with English Supplement the technical terms

Registration & Enquiry:

This Technical Seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required.  For registration, please register here via the website https://goo.gl/forms/TnKT5wUgb2E0S7Px1. The maximum number of participants is 100. Vacancy will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to HKIE-BSD & HKIE-MMNC members. Successful members will be informed by confirmation email ONLY no later than 23rd Nov 2018.  For enquiry, please contact Ir Dr Charles CK Cheng at charlesckcheng@hotmail.com.





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