Pressure Measuring System for Wind Loadsby Kishor C. Mehta, Texas Tech Univ, United States,
Marc L. Levitan, Texas Tech Univ, United States,
Daniel L. Millsaps, Texas Tech Univ, United States,
Abstract: A project to acquire wind and building surface pressure data in the field is continuing at Texas Tech University. A test building of dimensions 30 × 45 × 13 ft (9.1 × 13.7 × 4.0 m) and a 160 ft (48.8 m) tall meteorological tower are constructed in an open field. The building surface pressures are measured through pressure taps. Pressure measuring system components such as differential pressure transducers are readily available. However, a total pressure measuring system is not available commercially. This paper describes custom assembly of the pressure measuring system and verification of its performance.
Subject Headings: Pressure measurement | Wind pressure | Field tests | Wind loads | Data collection | Meteorology | Load factors | Data processing
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