29 Jun Better sports buildings through computer-driven design
Good athletic performances are more than the result of dedicated training alone; some of the credit goes to well-designed sports buildings. Consequently, TU Delft Sports Engineering Institute supports computer-driven design research by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Ideally, this will lead to better and more sustainable sports facilities.
Dutch speed skaters garner worldwide attention with their outstanding performances. But these performances are far from uniform: one skating track is much faster than another. “The flow of air and temperature in a rink affect not only athletic performance but also the quality of the ice,” says research project coordinator Michela Turrin from the Architectural Engineering + Technology department. “Using the computer, it is possible to predict how buildings will behave and to compare design options. The result is better insight into the effects of design choices on the building’s performance.”
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