SWIRLnet: portable anemometer network for wind speed measurements of land-falling tropical cyclones

Henderson, David, Mason, Matthew, and Ginger, John (2013) SWIRLnet: portable anemometer network for wind speed measurements of land-falling tropical cyclones. In: Proceedings of the12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (3), pp. 1349-1356. From: 12ACWE: 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering: wind effects on structures, communities, and energy generation, 16-20 June 2013, Seattle, WA, USA.

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Abstract

Wind speed measurement systems are sparse in the tropical regions of Australia. Tropical cyclone wind speeds impacting communities are often 'guestimated' from analyzing damaged structures. A re-locatable anemometer system is required to enable measurements of wind speeds. This paper discusses design criteria of the tripods and tie down system, proposed deployment of the anemometers, instrumentation, and data logging. Preliminary assessment of the anemometer response indicates a reliable system for 1 second response, however, it is noted that the Australian building code and wind loading standard uses a moving average time of approximately 0.2 seconds for its wind speed design criteria.

Item ID: 33343
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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ISBN: 978-1-62993-065-7
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 06:25
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 50%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040105 Climatology (excl Climate Change Processes) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960299 Atmosphere and Weather not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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