Internal pressure dynamics in simulated tornadoes

Chris Letchford, Benjamin Levitz, Darryl James

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External and internal pressures on a model building with various porosities and dominant openings were obtained in a simulated tornado at a scale of 1:100. Numerical simulations of internal pressures were obtained driven by external pressures collected in the tornado simulator. Comparisons are made between measured and simulated internal pressures. The significant role of porosity and dominant openings in tornado-like flows is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress
EditorsNathan Ingraffea, Mark Libby
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479117
StatePublished - 2015
EventStructures Congress 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2015Apr 25 2015

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress


ConferenceStructures Congress 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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