Full/model-scale comparison of surface pressures on the Texas Tech experimental building

H. W. Tieleman, D. Surry, K. C. Mehta

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Wind characteristics for the Texas Tech University field site and four different flow simulations are discussed in order to evaluate the full/model-scale comparison of the surface pressures on the roof of the experimental building at this site. A total of 700 data records, each of 15 min duration, are used to describe the wind characteristics at the field site. These results are compared with those from the wind tunnel flow simulations at a geometric scale ratio of 1/50. The four simulations were achieved with the standard spire-roughness method and with three modifications of this technique. The final evaluation of each simulation is based on full/model-scale comparison of the extreme suction pressures observed on the roof near the leading edge for normal and oblique angles of attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1996


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