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A comparison of wind prediction models for transitional flow regimes using full-scale hurricane data

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Letchford, CW and Gardner, A and Howard, R and Schroeder, J, A comparison of wind prediction models for transitional flow regimes using full-scale hurricane data, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 89, (10) pp. 925-945. ISSN 0167-6105 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0167-6105(01)00083-6

Abstract

Observations of high-resolution wind speed data from two US Atlantic Coast hurricanes are used to compare several models for evaluating the effect a terrain change on the mean and gust wind speeds at 10 m height. The results indicate that these models tend to overestimate the increase in speed at 10 m height induced by a transition from a rougher to a smoother terrain. This is conservative for design purposes, but may be unnecessarily so. © 2001 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:47438
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2011-11-18
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