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.
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