Pressure measuring system for wind loads

Kishor C. Mehta, Marc L. Levitan, Daniel L. Millsaps

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A project to acquire wind and building surface pressure data in the field is continuing at Texas Tech University. A test building of dimensions 30 × 45 × 13 ft (9.1 × 13.7 × 4.0 m) and a 160 ft (48.8 m) tall meteorological tower are constructed in an open field. The building surface pressures are measured through pressure taps. Pressure measuring system components such as differential pressure transducers are readily available. However, a total pressure measuring system is not available commercially. This paper describes custom assembly of the pressure measuring system and verification of its performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStruct Des, Anal Test
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872627004
StatePublished - 1989
EventStructural Design, Analysis and Testing - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 1 1989May 5 1989

Publication series

NameStruct Des, Anal Test


ConferenceStructural Design, Analysis and Testing
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


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