Field site data collection of thunderstorms at Texas tech university

H. Zhu, D. A. Smith

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Abstract

One modular roof building of 29° roof pitch was tested to investigate wind pressure distribution during thunderstorms. In order to get a comparison between thunderstorm induced and non-thunderstrom induced pressured distribution over the building, wall pressures, roof and internal pressures under those two different conditions was collected. The test structure was located along the west runway of Reese Technology Center adjacent to the WISE field laboratory. In this study, the results of field site data collection of thunderstorms and wind velocity spectra have been reported. The data collection was done in the summer of 2003. The longitudinal wind spectrum generally agrees well with the spectra of Tieleman. The lateral wind spectrum kind of differs from the spectra of Tieleman. The occurrence of thunderstorm has huge impact on the internal pressures and cavity pressures, which may determine the structural behaviour of building.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEACWE 2005 - 4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering
Pages352-353
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2005
Event4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2005 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jul 11 2005Jul 15 2005

Publication series

NameEACWE 2005 - 4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering

Conference

Conference4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, EACWE 2005
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period07/11/0507/15/05

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    Zhu, H., & Smith, D. A. (2005). Field site data collection of thunderstorms at Texas tech university. In EACWE 2005 - 4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering (pp. 352-353). (EACWE 2005 - 4th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering).