Wind and airflow are important considerations when designing infrastructure

WSP Opus Research covers all disciplines required for full-scale and model studies of wind and air flows, including instrumentation technology, aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, vibration and structural dynamics, and wind tunnel testing.

Because wind and airflows can directly impact on performance, safety and comfort, they are an important consideration in the design of infrastructure and vehicles, which requires specialist techniques and knowledge.

WSP Opus Research covers all disciplines required for full-scale and model studies of wind and air flows, including instrumentation technology, aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, vibration and structural dynamics, and wind tunnel testing.

These services are highly valued for a wide range of applications, including:

  • Wind tunnel testing of buildings and structures at model scale
  • Measurement of wind forces on buildings and structures
  • Design of structures for wind effects
  • The response of structures to wind
  • Wind effects on pedestrians
  • Wind speed over hills
  • Air pollution
  • Full-scale testing of wind effects on structures and components
  • Product evaluation - performance relating to air flow
  • On-site wind speed measurements
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Wind energy