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Wind tunnel studies to mitigate snowdrift into rooftop air-handling courts on University of Colorado Health Sciences Center: final report (May 1989-July 1989)




Tan, Thomas Z., author
Meroney, R. N., author
Colorado State University Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering Program, publisher

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A wind-tunnel measurement program was performed to study the effectiveness of snow fences, diversion walls, canopies and flat roofs for sheltering the air handling courts on the penthouse roof of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC) from snow entrainment. The measurement program used smoke visualization and snow simulant pattern observations to identify favorable combinations and locations for various canopies, fences and shelters which appear to reduce snow capture by into the air-handling courts.


For Physical Plant and Maintenance Department, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
CSU Contract (i.e. project) No. 2-97850.

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Denver (Colo.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Wind tunnel models
Buildings -- Colorado -- Denver -- Aerodynamics
Roofs -- Aerodynamics


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