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Wind Analysis: Boston Seaport District

About this Free Webinar

In this webinar, airflow through the Seaport District of Boston will be evaluated through online simulation, with a specific focus on the Fort Point Channel, which separates the Seaport area from downtown Boston. Every day, thousands of pedestrians, tourists, and business professionals walk from South Station Train terminal, located downtown, into the Seaport area of Boston and back across the bridges to return to the train station.

This section of Boston is completely exposed to the ocean, so it is common for wind speed to reach 15+ m/s (~34 mph). Further compounding the problem, wind speeds increase drastically in unobstructed sections of the cityscape, such as on main roads or in canals, due to the Venturi effect. The goal of this analysis is to understand the wind pattern near the Fort Point Channel, separating the two sections of the city and discuss the findings.

There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this webinar. All participants can get free access to SimScale with all the required simulation features by creating a Community account on the website. If you are not able to attend the live session, we would still encourage you to register in order to receive the recording.

About SimScale

With offices in Boston and Munich, SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for engineering simulation. By providing instant access to computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application only available to experts in large companies to a user-friendly web application accessible to any designer and engineer in the world.



Wind Analysis: Boston Seaport District

11:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. CEST

28th of May, 2019 11:00 a.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. CEST

Find out how the exposed Boston Seaport District is affected by wind patterns and what this means for pedestrians. In this webinar, wind analysis will be performed through online engineering simulation.

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