Granting or Sponsoring Agency
USDA Forest Service
Research Focus Area
Environmental/Water Resources Engineering
With three of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States along the Gulf coast (Houston, Tampa, and New Orleans), residential populations ever increasing due to the subtropical climate, and insured land value along the coast from Texas to the Florida panhandle greater than $500 billion, hurricane related knowledge is as important now as ever before. This report focuses on model-scale low-rise building wind tunnel tests done in connection with full-scale low-rise building tests. Mainly, pressure data collection equipment and methods used in the wind tunnel are comparable to pressure data collection equipment and methods used in the field.
Goliber, Matt; Sritharan, Sri; and Sarkar, Partha, "An investigation of the accuracy of pressure measurements and pressure interpolation on the roof of a low-rise building" (2010). Reports and White Papers. 14.