The physical simulation of a transient, downburst-like event – how complex does it need to be?
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There has been much debate of late regarding the physical simulation of downbursts and, in particular, the need to construct large-scale, relatively expensive facilities in order to obtain wind loading data. For the first time, this paper illustrates that, through the use of partial turbulence simulations and quasi-steady analysis, it is possible to capture the both the loading due to the large-scale features present in downburst flows and the local peaks due to smaller scales of turbulence. These findings have considerable implications for future analysis of transient winds.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|Early online date||4 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2019|