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Investigations of plate-type windborne debris II. Computed trajectories


Holmes, JD and Letchford, CW and Ning, L, Investigations of plate-type windborne debris II. Computed trajectories, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 94, (1) pp. 21-39. ISSN 0167-6105 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jweia.2005.10.002


In Part I, trajectories of plates, carried by strong winds, were studied experimentally by wind-tunnel and full-scale tests. The application is to windborne debris occurring in severe windstorms such as hurricanes. In this paper (Part II), a numerical model of square plate trajectories is described and compared with experimental data from Tachikawa, and that described in Part I. Generally, good to excellent agreement is found; lift forces induced by the Magnus effect were found to be significant in determining trajectories. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Turbulent flows
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Civil construction planning
UTAS Author:Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)
ID Code:47417
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:69
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2007-09-15

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