Field measurements of pressures on the Texas tech building

M. L. Levitan, K. C. Mehta, W. P. Vann, J. D. Holmes

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Early results from the field experiment at Texas Tech University to determine wind pressures on a low-rise building are reported. The capability to rotate the building has provided useful, consistent ensembles of 15-min records for two angles-of-attack: 90° (wind normal to the long walls) and 60°. Mean, rms and peak pressure coefficients are presented for 11 points on the walls and roof along the centerline of the building. Mean wind speed, turbulence intensity, power-law exponent and roughness length data are given for use in wind tunnel testing. The design of the reference pressure system and the effects of moving average filters on the peak pressures are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1991


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