Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

Tall buildings are subjected to extreme wind events during their lives. Standard code often neglects the special conditions that affect tall buildings, such as crosswind excitation and aerodynamic instability. Wind tunnel tests are the most accurate way to account for these conditions. The CTBUH Wind Tunnel Testing Guide sets forth general guidelines for wind tunnel tests, as they apply to tall buildings, in a format that is useful to building professionals and regulatory authorities involved in tall buildings, as well as wind specialists. It is not intended to be a detailed manual of practice. Instead, it describes best practices and make it easier to compare results from different wind consultants.

Principle Authors: Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon & David Scott
Layout & Design: Steven Henry
Publisher: CTBUH in conjunction with IIT and Routledge / Taylor and Francis Group, Chicago, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-415714-59-4
Soft cover 48 pages, 8.5"W x 11"H

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