Pedestrian Wind Analysis for Indian Sub-Continent


  • S. Jena Research Scholar, Graphic Era University, Dehradun 248002, Uttarakhand, India.
  • A. Gairola JSPS Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Roorke, Roorke 247667, Uttarakhand, India.
  • S. Cao State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University,Shanghai, 200092, China.



Urbanization, local wind, climate changes, pedestrian-level wind, Numerical Modeling, Wind Engineering


Urbanization in India is causing local wind and climate changes near high-rise buildings, affecting the urban wind climate pedestrian-level winds to dangerous and uncomfortable levels. Hence, today's architectural planning Wind comfort has to not only consider the wind load and internal conditions, but also must consider the outdoor wind building design environment. This study reviewed the methods of evaluating pedestrian-level wind weather, different Wind tunnel test standards of wind comfort, and various techniques for evaluating pedestrian-level wind speed. In the CFD Numerical following section, a brief overview of the current research on this topic and the way forward in India is  Modeling related to the design and configuration of windward buildings at the pedestrian level. After analysing the previous documents, the authors recommend it is very necessary to homogenize the various wind standards, as it might have different consequences for planers. Among the various wind tunnel experimental technologies, compared to the hot wire wind speed measurement method, the Irwin probe’s accuracy and simplicity is justified, and can be installed in multiple positions to measure wind speed horizontal of pedestrians at the same time. For the numerical simulation, several researchers have used the Renault medium Navier stokes-based technique, although the precision of this technique is not as good as the simulation of large eddies and the simulation of separate eddies. However, this technology is not only precise but also costs less due to its requirement of less computing resources.