Wind Tunnel Investigations into the Air Flow around the Existing and Proposed Bridges at Kingston. G.U. Aero Report 9316

Vezza, M. , Coton, F.N. and Galbraith, R.A.M. (1993) Wind Tunnel Investigations into the Air Flow around the Existing and Proposed Bridges at Kingston. G.U. Aero Report 9316. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This report presents the results obtained from a series of flow visualisation and flow measurement wind tunnel tests, carried out at Glasgow University, on models of the existing and proposed Kingston bridges. The background to the tests, commissioned by Strathclyde Regional Council after discussions with staff from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, is provided in the Introduction. Details of the facilities employed and bridge representation are included also. The important experimental consideration of Similarity is addressed in some detail, with particular reference to the use of appropriate scaling parameters for flow frequencies and velocities in the vicinity of the bridges. Test results are presented firstly in the form of still photographs of the illuminated smoke traces, with the main features illustrated by the provision of flow diagrams for each test. Secondly, the more quantitative measurements are presented as graphs of velocity versus time at a variety of measuring stations. In addition, selected video records have been made and are available on an accompanying, indexed VHS cassette. A detailed discussion of the results is presented, and five main conclusions are made concerning the structure of the flow around the existing and proposed bridges.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Coton, Professor Frank and Galbraith, Professor Roderick and Vezza, Dr Marco
Authors: Vezza, M., Coton, F.N., and Galbraith, R.A.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1993 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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