Pressure Distribution of Dynamic Water Penetration Tests for Curtain Walls

    Volume 41, Issue 3 (May 2013)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 27 March 2013

    Page Count: 10


    Lee, Tai-Kuang
    Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Sindian, New Taipei City,

    Kuo, Chien-Yuan
    Mock-Up Testing and Wind Tunnel Laboratory, Performance Experiment Center, Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Tainan City,

    Dept. of Architecture, National Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan City,

    Pan, Austin D. E.
    Western Region Infrastructure Sector, Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi,

    Li, Yi-Chao
    Mock-Up Testing and Wind Tunnel Laboratory, Performance Experiment Center, Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Tainan City,

    (Received 24 April 2012; accepted 19 November 2012)

    Abstract

    A wind generator is used for producing a wind stream equivalent to the required wind velocity pressure for dynamic water penetration tests for curtain walls. A two-phase experimental program was carried out. In the first stage, the calibration of the wind generator was conducted following AAMA 501.1-05 procedures. In the second stage, the dynamic pressure distribution on the surface of the test chamber for curtain walls was studied. Discussions of the experimental results are presented, as well as new design aids for curtain wall design. Some of the experimental results and conclusions could be useful in the future for comparisons between laboratories having similar electric-fan-based test systems.


    Paper ID: JTE20120121

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120121

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    Title Pressure Distribution of Dynamic Water Penetration Tests for Curtain Walls
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    Committee G03