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Wind effects on buildings and structures  

Analysis of wind effects has become an integral part of design and retrofit of tall buildings, long-span bridges and other wind-prone structures. Wind tunnel capabilities, as well as instrumentation and software available at the WEFL are suitable for accurate measurement and analysis of surface pressure on buildings and structures, integrated wind loading (including dynamic loading), structural response, occupants' comfort, and evaluation and mitigation of pedestrian-level wind conditions.  Staff of the WEFL have been involved in a number of such studies.  An experimental configuration shown above illustrates precision of modeling implemented in one of investigations (carried out at the WEFL) of pedestrian wind in an urban environment.  



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