The Ottawa wind study: modelscale and fullscale measurements of the pedestrian wind environment

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Conference2nd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Wind Engineering, June 26-29, 1989, Beijing, China
Subjectpedestrian wind environment; wind tunnel; fullscale wind measurements; wind statistics; telemetry system; model construction; remote wind sensing unit; surface wind sensor
AbstractThe objective of this study was to determine the pedestrian-level wind conditions throughout the central area of the City of Ottawa, Canada. A scale model of the downtown area was windtunnel tested, and pedestrian-level winds were measured at 615 locations. In addition, windspeeds were measured above three selected model buildings. Fullscale wind measurements were made at the city airport and simultaneously above the same three buildings. The study objective was achieved through the combination of modelscale and fullscale wind measurements with the long-term wind statistics from the airport to predict the windspeeds which will occur with specified probability at each of the 615 locations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5243
NPARC number8895679
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