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.
|Title of host publication||Recent advances in research on environmental effects on buildings and people|
|Editors||A Flaga, T. Lipecki|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|