Wind profiles over a suburban site and wind effects on a half full-scale model building

V. B. Torrance

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    Little information is available which allows comparison between the results of wind-tunnel studies on model buildings with full-scale effects experienced in the natural wind. What information there is often shows marked discrepancies in the wind-tunnel data. Very much more information is required concerning the influences experienced by full-scale buildings. The considerable complexities of instrumentation experienced in obtaining measurements on full sized buildings, together with the high inherent costs, have had limiting influences on the volume of experimental work undertaken. Results are given in this report of a study, carried out in the field, of wind effects on a half full-size single storey model building. The profiles in the natural wind over the site were measured and the pressure effects experienced by the model were recorded. Many interesting features were discovered in the results, which require careful consideration, and the investigation yielded valuable data which were used in a comparison with the results of a subsequent wind-tunnel study on small scale model buildings, the results of which will be published later. © 1972.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-12
    Number of pages12
    JournalBuilding Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1972


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