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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|State||Published - Dec 1993|