Full-Scale Measurements of Wind Pressures on a Low-Rise Building during Typhoons and Comparison with Wind Tunnel Test Results and Aerodynamic Database

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Article number04020196
Journal / PublicationJournal of Structural Engineering (United States)
Volume146
Issue number10
Online published16 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Abstract

This study investigated wind-induced pressures on an instrumented low-rise building with gable roof and roof overhang during Typhoons Mujigae and Sarika by means of full-scale measurements. Then, detailed wind tunnel tests on a 1:100 scale model of the instrumented building were performed under different upstream exposure conditions. Moreover, cross-comparisons between the field measurements, wind tunnel testing results, and aerodynamic database for low-rise buildings established by the Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU) were made for validation purposes. The comparative study illustrates that the mean and RMS wind pressure coefficients on the roof of the low-rise building among the field measurements, model test results, and aerodynamic database are in reasonable agreement, and the wind tunnel modeling methodology could reproduce the minimum pressure coefficient in terms of the ratios of peak wind pressures to maximum dynamic pressures. An improved peak pressure estimate approach was proposed, and its effectiveness was verified against the field measurements. The combined study of full-scale measurement, wind tunnel testing, and usage of aerodynamic database aimed to further the understanding of wind effects on typical low-rise buildings during typhoons and improve their wind-resistant design.

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  • Aerodynamic database, Full-scale measurements, Low-rise buildings, Typhoons, Wind tunnel test

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Full-Scale Measurements of Wind Pressures on a Low-Rise Building during Typhoons and Comparison with Wind Tunnel Test Results and Aerodynamic Database. / Wang, X. J.; Li, Q. S.; Yan, B. W.

In: Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), Vol. 146, No. 10, 04020196, 10.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal