Mystic Units 8 & 9 – Each unit has an ACC which is 9 streets by 4 rows. A meeting was requested in September 2018 to discuss what Galebreaker could do to reduce their wind caused performance deficiencies. A south west wind effected their unit 8 while a North east wind had the most effect on unit 9. Our most extensive CFD Analysis was performed by Ergon. After looking at well over 40 configurations, it was determined that a similarly designed cruciform on each ACC would provide the best benefit. An extensive structural analysis was performed by Kipcon. This analysis determined that reinforcing was necessary. The reinforcing and screens were installed by the end of June, 2019. The original perimeter screens that were installed in 2014, were shortened to avoid overload on the columns.
For more in depth information on this project please see the case study