Isolated Low-Rise Building Without Eaves

Introduction

An aerodynamic database has been constructed by the Tokyo Polytechnic University as one the Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment, the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program, 2003-2007, funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Present work is the low-rise building part of the aerodynamic database. Its objective is to provide structural design engineers with wind tunnel test data of wind loads on low-rise buildings. 116 models of gable-, hip- and flat-roofed low-rise buildings were tested. 4176 contours of statistical values of local wind pressure coefficients, 700 graphs of statistical values of area averaged wind pressure coefficients on the roof or wall surfaces and time series data of point wind pressure coefficients for 812 test cases are shown on this web site.
These data can be used to calculate local wind pressures, area averaged wind pressure coefficient on roof or wall surfaces, and even wind induced dynamic responses of low-rise buildings.
The aerodynamic database of low-rise buildings can be queried from the lower part of this web page.

Experiment Conditions

Wind Tunnel Test

* Wind field
* Test models
* Wind pressure measurement system

Test data process
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Database system

* Statistical values of local wind pressure coefficients
* Statistical values of area-averaged wind pressure coefficients
* Time series of point wind pressure coefficients

Usage of the data
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Query of test results