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Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings by David Scott, Roy Denoon, Peter Irwin

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5.0 Format for Comparing Wind Tunnel Results

5.1 Types of Comparison

For major projects, it is quite common for wind tunnel tests to be undertaken at two independent laboratories as a means of improving the reliability of the end results. Therefore it is advantageous if the laboratories involved can present their results in similar formats to allow for quick comparisons to be made. The formats should facilitate five types of comparison, each corresponding to links in the Alan G. Davenport Chain:

  • (i) Comparison of wind climate models.
  • (ii) Comparison of wind velocity and turbulence profiles in the flow approaching the wind tunnel model.
  • (iii) Comparison of the purely aerodynamic data, independent of any wind climate statistics, or building dynamic ...

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