SWIRLnet

Portable anemometer network for wind speed measurements of land-falling tropical cyclones

David Henderson, Matthew Mason, John Ginger

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Abstract

Wind speed measurement systems are sparse in the tropical regions of Australia. Tropical cyclone wind speeds impacting communities are often 'guestimated' from analyzing damaged structures. A re-locatable anemometer system is required to enable measurements of wind speeds. This paper discusses design criteria of the tripods and tie down system, proposed deployment of the anemometers, instrumentation, and data logging. Preliminary assessment of the anemometer response indicates a reliable system for 1 second response, however, it is noted that the Australian building code and wind loading standard uses a moving average time of approximately 0.2 seconds for its wind speed design criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013, ACWE 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation
Pages1349-1356
Number of pages8
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201320 Jun 2013

Other

Other12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2013: Wind Effects on Structures, Communities, and Energy Generation, ACWE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period16/06/1320/06/13

Keywords

  • Anemometer
  • Cyclone
  • Damage
  • Design
  • House
  • Re-locatable

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