Comparison of model/full-scale wind pressures on a high- rise building

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Industrial Aerodynamics
ISSN0304-3908
Volume1
Pages5566; # of pages: 12
Subjectwind action; high rise buildings; cladding products; wind loads; pressure tests; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractRecent experience with wind-induced glass breakage in high- rise office towers has demonstrated the difficulty of pin- pointing potential problem areas on a building and hence the need for a better understanding of the magnitude and nature of cladding loads. Results of surface wind pressure measurements made simultaneously at 32 points on a 57-storey office tower in Toronto are reported. In addition to readings taken at 1/2-second intervals during high winds, mean and root-mean-square pressures were recorded for a 5- minute interval once each hour, and pressure coefficients referred to the free stream dynamic pressure at 286 m were computed for comparison with wind tunnel test information which was used in the design of the cladding.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-RP-661
NRC number15130
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NPARC number20374491
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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