Wind Induced Pressure Variation on High-Rise Geometrically Modified Building Having Interference through CFD Simulation

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1 Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India

2 M.Tech. Student, Civil Engineering Department, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India

3 Ph.D. Student, Civil Engineering Department, NIT Hamirpur, HP, India


The wind different forms i.e. cyclones, hurricanes, storms, tornados, etc., loads various structures which come in their way. To minimize the wind effects, different techniques have been used and geometrical modification is one of them. In this study, the pressure variation on a geometrically modified high-rise corner-cut building having interference has been evaluated. The study is carried out using ANSYS FLUENT in which CFD simulation is carried out for the different models at different wind incidence angles viz. 0°, 45°, and 90°. Two building models are used in this study, one is high rise Corner-cut building, which is called the principal or primary building. The other is a high-rise rectangular building, which is called interfering or secondary building. The results obtained in case of interference are then compared to that of an isolated corner-cut building. In general, from the present investigation, it is noticed that the suction effect increases due to the interference effect. When wind strikes obliquely the effect of interference is relatively lower.


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  • Receive Date: 05 February 2021
  • Revise Date: 18 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 22 November 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 November 2021