Location

London

Event Website

http://www.csce2016.ca/

Description

Numerical simulations are carried out to analyse the impact of tornadic load on a tall building. For the present study a one-celled tornado replicating a real EF-2 scale has adopted. A standard tall building based on the Commonwealth Advisory Aeronautical Research Council (CAARC) is used. For detail analysis, the tornado is placed in three different locations with respect to the center of the building. These locations are at the tornado center, at the core radii and outside core radii. As the building has rectangular cross section (plan wise), two different orientation of the building with respect to the center of the buildings are considered. Irrespective of the orientation of the building, higher suction obtains when the center of the building coincides with the center of the tornado and it started to decrease as the tornado center moves away from the building center. This happens due to the ground pressure distribution which dominates the overall pressure distribution along the faces of the building. After comparing the pressure distribution on the roof it obtains that, suction is higher for short building than tall building.


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NDM-558: COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF TORNADIC LOAD ON A TALL BUILDING

London

Numerical simulations are carried out to analyse the impact of tornadic load on a tall building. For the present study a one-celled tornado replicating a real EF-2 scale has adopted. A standard tall building based on the Commonwealth Advisory Aeronautical Research Council (CAARC) is used. For detail analysis, the tornado is placed in three different locations with respect to the center of the building. These locations are at the tornado center, at the core radii and outside core radii. As the building has rectangular cross section (plan wise), two different orientation of the building with respect to the center of the buildings are considered. Irrespective of the orientation of the building, higher suction obtains when the center of the building coincides with the center of the tornado and it started to decrease as the tornado center moves away from the building center. This happens due to the ground pressure distribution which dominates the overall pressure distribution along the faces of the building. After comparing the pressure distribution on the roof it obtains that, suction is higher for short building than tall building.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/NaturalDisasterMitigation/39