Dynamics of internal pressures in tornado flow

Authors
Levitz, Benjamin
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Letchford, C. W.
Symans, Michael D.
O'Rourke, Michael J.
Issue Date
2014-08
Keywords
Civil engineering
Degree
MS
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Abstract
Tornadoes are powerful and destructive phenomena that affect many people all over the world. They can generate some of the fastest wind speeds on the planet, and destroy very robust structures. Any structure with an opening under extreme wind conditions will experience a two pronged attack: external pressures generated by the flow over the building envelope, as well as internal pressures generated by the flow passing through one or more openings in the structure.
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August 2014
School of Engineering
Department
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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