Experimental and numerical investigation on the distribution characteristics of wind pressure coefficient of airflow around enclosed and open-window buildings
airflow around buildings, wind tunnel test, wind pressure coefficient, incidence angle, open windows, numerical calculation
In the present paper, the distribution characteristics of the wind pressure coefficient of the air flow around enclosed and open-window buildings were studied by using wind tunnel model tests and numerical analyses. A typical high-rise building model was designed and wind tunnel tests were performed for the airflow around the building for an enclosed and an open-window condition. The experimental findings were complemented by the numerical analysis. This study shows that the opening windows of a building has little influence on the wind pressure coefficients in the area around the window of adjacent area from window edge; the wind pressure coefficient increases slightly after opening the windows of the buildings. Opening the windows in the rooms adjacent to this window decreases the ventilation efficiency of the room although the influence is small. The time-average value of the wind pressure coefficient can effectively represent the magnitude of the instantaneous wind pressure coefficient. The wind pressure coefficient is independent of the wind velocity of inflow. Furthermore, this study also proposed the distribution characteristics of wind pressure coefficients with different incident angles of wind.
Tsinghua University Press
Yanling Guan, Angui Li, Yuhao Zhang et al. Experimental and numerical investigation on the distribution characteristics of wind pressure coefficient of airflow around enclosed and open-window buildings. Build Simul, 2016, 9(5): 551–568.