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 over 24 wind directions. Mean and root-mean-square pressure contours are presented for two model faces. The results show that the so-called Venturi or channelling effect in a building passage is a flow phenomenon with highly unsteady features. Furthermore, 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 publication6th international symposium on environmental effects on buildings and people: actions, influences, discomfort - EEBP VI, Tomaszowice (Poland), October 2010
Place of PublicationTomaszowice
Pages1-11
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event6th International Symposium on Environmental Effects on Buildings and People: Actions, Influences, Interactions, Discomfort (EEBP VI), October 11-13, 2010, Tomaszowice, Poland - Tomaszowice, Poland
Duration: 11 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Environmental Effects on Buildings and People: Actions, Influences, Interactions, Discomfort (EEBP VI), October 11-13, 2010, Tomaszowice, Poland
Abbreviated titleEEBP VI
CountryPoland
CityTomaszowice
Period11/10/1013/10/10

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    Bronkhorst, A. J., Geurts, C. P. W., Blocken, B. J. E., & Bentum, van, C. A. (2010). Adverse local wind effects on neighbouring buildings. In 6th international symposium on environmental effects on buildings and people: actions, influences, discomfort - EEBP VI, Tomaszowice (Poland), October 2010 (pp. 1-11). Tomaszowice.