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Comparative Inter-Laboratory Study of Wind Loading on Low Industrial Buildings

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Author(s)

Bogusz Bienkiewicz, Munehito Endo, Joseph Main, William P. Fritz

Abstract

A progress report on an inter-laboratory comparative study of approach flow and wind pressures on low buildings is presented. The wind tunnel data generated at six wind engineering laboratories during a pilot project initiated and coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology was employed. Variability in the laboratory wind loading on low buildings was investigated. The largest variability was found for the building of lower height, in suburban wind exposure. This variability was primarily attributed to differences in the approach flow in laboratory simulations. It was found that different empirical models for approach flows were used by different laboratories. A detailed discussion of the above issues and other findings of this study is presented in the paper. In addition, a plan for a follow-up inter-laboratory experimental testing is outlined and a proposal for expansion of this project to include participation by other laboratories is presented for discussion.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Wind Engineering | 12 | 2007 |
Conference Dates
July 1-6, 2007
Conference Location
Cairns, 1, AS
Conference Title
International Conference on Wind Engineering

Citation

Bienkiewicz, B. , Endo, M. , Main, J. and Fritz, W. (2007), Comparative Inter-Laboratory Study of Wind Loading on Low Industrial Buildings, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wind Engineering | 12 | 2007 |, Cairns, 1, AS, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860698 (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created May 15, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021