Field experiments for building aerodynamics

Byron B. Yeatts, Kishor C. Mehta

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A field research facility has been constructed at Texas Tech University to study bluff body aerodynamics for a low-rise building. This facility features new capabilities not found in past field experiments. A variety of research is being pursued at the facility including wind loads on building surfaces, internal pressures, performance of roofing materials, and wind flow around the building. This paper contains a description of the field facility, and provides an introduction to some of the current experiments. The results of an internal pressure study are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-224
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Dec 1993


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