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Leading edge vortex dynamics

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2015
Event17th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 12 Feb 201513 Feb 2015


Conference17th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop
CountryNew Zealand


Leading edge vortices can create high local pressures which in some situations may be advantageous but in others may cause damage. This paper looks at three wind engineering situations: windborne debris, roof suctions on a low-rise building and pressures near the luff of a downwind sail, where the behaviour of the leading edge vortex is significant. In some of these situations the strength of the vortex varies in a random and intermittent manner while in others the process is directly linked to the motion of the structure.


17th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop


Wellington, New Zealand

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