Experimental study of flow past a low-rise building

M. Mahmood*, K. Srinivas, M. O. Budair

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    This paper gives the results from experiments conducted on 1:100 scale sharp and round-edged models of Texas Tech University Test Building in a wind tunnel under different flow conditions. The results from experiments show that separation and recirculation regions exist on rooftops at normal incidence and corner vortices form at an oblique incidence. There is an enormous effect of rounding of roof edges on the flow and pressure characteristics. Different magnitude of rounding is influencing the pressures and turbulence levels differently.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)551-568
    Number of pages18
    JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
    Issue number2 B
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008


    • Buildings
    • Corner vortices
    • Flow visualization
    • Roofs rounding
    • Suction pressures
    • Turbulence intensity


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