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Pressure distributions on a cube in a simulated thunderstorm downburst, Part A: Stationary Downburst Observations

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Chay, MT and Letchford, CW, Pressure distributions on a cube in a simulated thunderstorm downburst, Part A: Stationary Downburst Observations, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 90, (7) pp. 711-732. ISSN 0167-6105 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0167-6105(02)00158-7

Abstract

Thunderstorms are responsible for a large amount of wind-induced damage around the world. It is known that the wind characteristics in thunderstorms, particularly downbursts, differ significantly from those of synoptic scale boundary layer winds. This paper describes a study aimed at simulating the flow structure in a downburst and obtaining the pressure field on a cube immersed in such a flow. Part A presents the data obtained from a stationary wall jet simulation of a thunderstorm downburst, while Part B presents the data from a moving downburst simulation. The pressure distributions on the cube are compared with data from uniform and boundary layer flows. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Interdisciplinary Engineering
Research Field:Turbulent Flows
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Planning
Objective Field:Civil Construction Planning
Author:Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)
ID Code:47434
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:63
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2011-11-18
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