Research Project

Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

Project Start: January 2012
Project Completion: June 2013

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. This research aims to set 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.


Research Output

Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings: An output of the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group

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