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DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000003455
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Investigation of flow and pressure characteristics around pyramidal buildings

Ikhwan, Muhammad

Pyramidal buildings are undergoing a renaissance in todays architectural design due to their attractive mystery that has fascinated many architects. From an aerodynamic engineering point of view, structural buildings with the shape of a pyramid have their own interesting and particular aerodynamic characteristics as compared to other usual structural buildings (i.e. cuboidal).
However, despite its distinct aerodynamic characteristics compared to other usual structural buildings, the flow and pressure characteristics around pyramidal structures have not yet been investigated completely. Very limited studies about pyramidal buildings can be found in the literature.
Consequently, the technical layout with respect to wind load assumption of pyramidal buildings are usually not listed in standard tables which underlines the need of systematic investigations for pyramidal structures.
In this study, pyramids with a wide range of base angle variation (theta = 30°, 40°, 45°, 50°, 55°, 60°, 70°) have been investigated intensively through a detailed and accurate laboratory experiments at the Laboratory of Building- and Environmental Aerodyna ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Hydromechanik (IFH)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2005
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 3-937300-72-4
ISSN: 1439-4111
URN: urn:nbn:de:0072-34550
KITopen ID: 1000003455
Verlag Universitätsverlag Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Umfang XVI, 138 S.
Serie Dissertationsreihe am Institut für Hydromechanik der Universität Karlsruhe (TH) ; 2005,3
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Bauingenieur-, Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften (BGU)
Institut Institut für Hydromechanik (IFH)
Prüfungsdaten 17.06.2005
Referent/Betreuer Prof. B. Ruck
Schlagworte building aerodynamics , wind tunnel , bluff body , pyramid , LDA , flow and pressure measurements
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