Numerical simulation of air flow with different roof configuration

Alternative titleNumerical simulation of air flow with different roof configurations for the prediction of snow accumulation
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ConferenceNinth International Wind Engineering Conference: 09 January 1995, New Delhi, India
Pages696707; # of pages: 12
SubjectSnow and Ice loads; Wind loads
AbstractApplying Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technique, numerical investigationshave been carried out to simulate wind flow conditions on various roof configurations. Usingthe computed mean wind flow field, the snow-drift distributions on these roof configurationsare calculated. This study demonstrates that the CFD technique can be effectively applied inthe earty stage of the design process as a predictive tool for forecasting snow accumulationon various roof configurations. Efforts are also made to quantify the validity of modelpredictions through comparisons with field observation and wind tunnel data.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number38517
NPARC number20375423
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