EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE AIRFLOW AROUND SUPPORTED AND SURFACE MOUNTED LOW RISE RURAL BUILDINGS

10.22099/ijstm.2012.950

Abstract

In this study, the flow around a rural building for both supported and surface mounted cases  has  been  investigated.  For  this  purpose  experimental  studies  are  performed.  Hot  wire anemometry  was used to measure the stream-wise velocity  in the wind tunnel. The experimental data depict that no recirculation zone exists in front of the supported building and the reattachment length  behind  this  building  decreases  compared with  that  for  the  surface  mounted  building.  Turbulent intensity was also measured and its variation around both building models is compared.  

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