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Cactus-inspired tall buildings

This research will examine several high aspect ratio (15:1) cylinders, (smooth, roughened and grooved) in a wind tunnel test that specifically measures dynamic response to simulated boundary layer flow. Both along- and cross-wind response will be measured for a range of wind speeds to determine the nature of the loading and in particular the effect of the grooves on the loading and axial wind speeds. This will provide the necessary data to develop a full proposal to study the bio-mimicry aspects of this work to the aerodynamics of tall buildings.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Program Area: 
R&D - Buildings Research
Project Manager: 
Joseph Borowiec
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Agreement Total: 
$0
Match Total: 
$0
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Whole Building
Building Type: 
Multifamily, Commercial
New or Existing: 
New, Existing
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
City: 
Troy
State: 
New York