Wind resistance of traditional Chinese temple
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AbstractIn this paper, the wind resistance of a traditional Chinese temple is investigated using numerical and experimental methods. Numerical simulation has been carried out using FLUENT. The k-ε model and two-layer wall function are used in computation. Experiments are performed in a boundary layer wind tunnel. The numerical predictions are compared with the experimental measurements for the pressure distribution on the temple surfaces. The numerical simulation shows that the absolute values of negative pressures on the roof reach the maximum along the drooping ridges, and that the owl tails at the top of roof can share the negative pressure on the roof.
All Author(s) ListTsou J.-Y., Zhu Y.M.
Name of ConferenceProceedings of the Eight International Conference on: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
Start Date of Conference14/08/2000
End Date of Conference16/08/2000
Place of ConferenceStanford, CA
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Volume Number2
Pages951 - 958
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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