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Simulation of the atmospheric boundary layer in the wind tunnel for modeling of wind loads on low-rise structuresThe lower part of the atmospheric boundary layer (strong wind conditions) was simulated in low speed wind tunnel for the modeling of wind loads on low-rise structures. The turbulence characteristics of the turbulent boundary layer in the wind tunnel are compared with full scale measurements and with measurements made at NASA Wallops Flight Center. Wind pressures measured on roofs of a 1:70 scale model of a small single family dwelling were compared with results obtained from full scale measurements. The results indicate a favorable comparison between full scale and model pressure data as far as mean, r.m.s. and peak pressures are concerned. In addition, results also indicate that proper modeling of the turbulence is essential for proper simulation of the wind pressures.
Document ID
19770003393
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Tieleman, H. W.
(Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Reinhold, T. A.
(Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Marshall, R. D.
(NBS Washington, D. C., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center Advan. in Eng. Sci., Vol. 3
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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