WIND IS OUR FRIEND
AND OUR ENEMY
The Laboratory houses a large atmospheric boundary-layer wind tunnel, the only one of this type in Québec, Canada, to study wind-building interaction.
The effect of wind on building models is reproduced in a boundary layer wind tunnel.
This allows for the measurement of mean and fluctuating wind loads on buildings, air flow around tall buildings and around groups of tall buildings, environmental pedestrian level wind studies, and effluent dispersion (contamination of buildings by smoke and building exhaust from stacks).
Computational evaluation of wind effects on buildings is also carried out.