Wind tunnel tests of wind pressure distributions over wall and roof surfaces of a utility building with openwork side walls

Grzegorz Bosak

Abstrakt

This article presents results of model tests of pressure distributions over interior and exterior surfaces of a utility building model carried out in an boundary layer wind tunnel. The tests were carried out taking into consideration different variants of solidity ratio coefficient values of the structure’s side walls. The main aim of the analyses was to determine the influence of the solidity ratio coefficient values of the side walls on the wind pressure distribution over the interior and exterior surfaces of the object. Four configuration variants of the side walls were taken into account for two directions of air flow – perpendicular to the gable wall and perpendicular to the side wall. The achieved results were analysed.

Słowa kluczowe: wind tunnel tests, wind action on buildings, wind pressure distributions on wall and roof surfaces of a building
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