Wind interference on local loads on high rise buildings in a tandem arrangement

A.J. Bronkhorst, C.P.W. Geurts, C.A. Bentum, van

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Most of the information used for codification of the local wind loads on buildings is based on model tests on isolated structures. The effects of the immediate surroundings which can be quite significant are rarely considered in any detail. To obtain a better understanding of the influence of wind interference on local loads, a wind tunnel study was performed on a series of two building configurations. The current paper presents some of the results of this experimental study; it discusses the local wind loads on a high-rise building in the presence of a building with similar dimensions at three locations in tandem arrangement at 0 degree wind angle. Initial results show significant effects on local loads on all building faces for both the mean as well as the fluctuating pressure distribution. In specific locations, e.g. on the front of both sides of the building, significant adverse effects were encountered in local loads, even in cases for which the influence on the overall loads is insignificant or even favorable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th UK Conference on Wind Engineering, Bristol, September 2010
Place of PublicationUniversity of Bristol
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Eventconference; UK Conference on Wind Engineering; 2010-09-20; 2010-09-22 -
Duration: 20 Sept 201022 Sept 2010


Conferenceconference; UK Conference on Wind Engineering; 2010-09-20; 2010-09-22
OtherUK Conference on Wind Engineering


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