A pulsed wall jet has been used to simulate the gust front of a thunderstorm downburst. Flow visualization, wind speed and surface pressure measurements were obtained. The characteristics of the hypothesized ring vortex of a full-scale downburst were reproduced at a scale estimated to be 1:3000.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2005|
- Gust fronts
- Non-stationary flow
- Ring vortices