Comparisons of wind tunnel and full-scale building surface pressures with emphasis on peaks

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ConferenceProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Wind Engineering: 08 July 1979, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Pages553565; # of pages: 13
Subjectwind loads; high rise buildings; pressure tests; wind tunnel tests; field tests; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractFull-scale pressure coefficients obtained from a 57-storey building in Toronto and wind tunnel results from tests in the 9 m by 9 m wind tunnel at the National Research Council of Canada are compared and demonstrate good agreement where sufficient full-scale data exist. A method of treating peak pressures is proposed based on the fit of an exponential distribution to a population of "significant independent events," called pressure spikes. This distribution provides a good fit to both full-scale and wind tunnel results, which generaly agree.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number19198
NPARC number20378435
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