Experimental investigation of trajectory of windborne debris with applications to debris impact criteria

Ning Lin, Chris Letchford, John Holmes

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Abstract

The paper describes the extensive wind-tunnel simulations of two-dimensional flight trajectory of 2D (plate-like), 3D (compact-like), and 1D (rod-like) debris in uniform flows. Debris aerodynamics is investigated. A method to approximate horizontal speeds of flying debris at given horizontal displacements is presented. The data can be applied to establish debris impact test criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005 - Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Duration: May 31 2005Jun 4 2005

Other

Other10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge, LA
Period5/31/056/4/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

Keywords

  • Debris
  • Hurricane
  • Impact criteria
  • Wind tunnel

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    Lin, N., Letchford, C., & Holmes, J. (2005). Experimental investigation of trajectory of windborne debris with applications to debris impact criteria. Paper presented at 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005, Baton Rouge, LA, United States.