Adverse local wind effects on neighbouring buildings

A.J. Bronkhorst, C.P.W. Geurts, B.J.E. Blocken, C.A. Bentum, van

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Abstract

Pressure measurements in a boundary layer wind tunnel on two tall building models in tandem arrangement are analysed in order to determine local wind loads relevant for façade design. The tests comprise measurements of 4 configurations and 24 wind directions. Mean and root-mean-square pressure contours are presented for two model faces. The results show a channelling effect in a building passage is a flow phenomenon with highly unsteady features. The ratio of separation distance and building influence scale, w/S, appears to be a promising parameter to provide an indication for the influence on the local loads on buildings in tandem arrangement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent advances in research on environmental effects on buildings and people
EditorsA Flaga, T. Lipecki
Pages167-177
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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