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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 2009, Volume 97, Issue 11, pp. 523 - 539
The wind field of an intense idealised downburst wind storm has been studied using an axisymmetric, dry, non-hydrostatic numerical sub-cloud model. The... 
Downburst | Thunderstorm outflow | Thunderstorm | Microburst | BOUNDARY-LAYER | SENSITIVITY EXPERIMENTS | TOPOGRAPHY | ISOLATED MICROBURST | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | JET SIMULATION | PART | DYNAMICS | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | IMPINGING JET | Climatology | Cyclones | Analysis | Planetary boundary layer
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 03/2018, Volume 174, pp. 1 - 9
Thunderstorm downbursts are short-lived, transient extreme wind events which can cause wind speeds equivalent to a category EF3 tornado (∼150mph). The complex... 
Downburst | Transient winds | Vortex | Thunderstorm | Numerical model | AERODYNAMIC FORCES | WINDS | CUBE | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | OUTFLOWS | PART | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | BUILDINGS SUBJECT | SIMULATIONS | MICROBURST | TRANSIENT | Analysis | Models | Storms
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 06/2019, Volume 189, pp. 135 - 150
There has been much debate of late regarding the physical simulation of downbursts and, in particular, the need to construct large-scale, relatively expensive... 
WIND | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | AERODYNAMIC FORCES | TRANSMISSION-LINE | OUTFLOWS | QUASI-STEADY THEORY | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | BUILDINGS SUBJECT | CUBE | TURBULENCE
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 05/2019, Volume 188, pp. 61 - 79
This study characterizes the mean and turbulent flow fields resulting from several large-scale downbursts simulated in the Wind Engineering, Energy and... 
Downburst | Flow characteristics | Time averaging | Decomposition | PIV | Vortex trajectory | LIFE-CYCLE | HEAT-TRANSFER | MODEL | FEATURES | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | OUTFLOWS | NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS | MICROBURST | IMPINGING JET | BUILDINGS
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 08/2018, Volume 179, pp. 503 - 513
Outages of power due to transmission tower failures can cause social and economic disasters. Investigations of transmission line failures around the world have... 
Downburst | Transmission towers | Failure analysis | Retrofitting | Structural analysis | BEHAVIOR | IMPINGING JETS | STEADY-STATE FLOWS | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | TOWERS | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | EMPIRICAL-MODEL | REINFORCING MEMBERS | OPTIMIZATION | SCALE | NUMERICAL-SIMULATION | Building failures | Analysis | School construction
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 02/2019, Volume 185, pp. 33 - 40
Brazil's territory has shown an enormous potential to generate severe weather and intensive downbursts cases gained attention as a result of the severe... 
Brazil wind code | Thunderstorms | Downbursts | Wind-related disasters | PROFILES | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | EXTREME WINDS | MICROBURST | Weather | Case studies | Analysis
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Monthly Weather Review, ISSN 0027-0644, 09/2017, Volume 145, Issue 9, pp. 3507 - 3527
The Mediterranean is a "hot spot'' for the genesis of different types of severe weather events, including potentially damaging wind phenomena like downbursts,... 
Cyclogenesis/cyclolysis | Convective storms | Downbursts | Mediterranean Sea | SIMULATED THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | SENSITIVITY EXPERIMENTS | GUST-FRONT | OBJECTIVE CLIMATOLOGY | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | EXTREME WIND SPEEDS | NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS | TROPICAL TRANSITION | METEOROLOGY & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES | MEDITERRANEAN REGION | IMPINGING JET
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 01/2015, Volume 136, pp. 44 - 61
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Engineering Structures, ISSN 0141-0296, 2006, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp. 240 - 254
Researchers and designers currently have a number of methods for numerically simulating either the non-turbulent or turbulent characteristics of downbursts.... 
Wind | Turbulence | Simulation | Computational fluid dynamics | Downburst | Thunderstorm | Autoregressive moving average process | computational fluid dynamics | simulation | downburst | CUBE | MODEL | turbulence | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MICROBURSTS | PART | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | thunderstorm | autoregressive moving average process | wind | Fluid dynamics | Analysis
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Engineering Structures, ISSN 0141-0296, 06/2018, Volume 165, pp. 152 - 169
•Wavelet-Galerkin approach is used for the analysis of downburst wind load effects.•Wind-sensitive low-frequency vertical structures are considered.•Features... 
Performance-based wind engineering | Wavelet-Galerkin approach | Thunderstorm downburst winds | Tall buildings | Fragility analysis | DECOMPOSITION | MODEL | SIMULATION | IDENTIFICATION | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | RESPONSE SPECTRUM | EARTHQUAKE | TRANSIENT | WAVELET TRANSFORMS | HAZARDS | Skyscrapers | Distribution (Probability theory) | Engineering schools | Storms | Green technology
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 01/2020, Volume 196, p. 104025
Downbursts are intense thunderstorm winds that can be found in most, if not all, regions around the globe. An accurate experimental investigation of downburst... 
Downburst scaling | Wind simulator | Thunderstorms | Impinging jets | Downbursts | Wind measurements | Extreme winds | Signal analysis | LIFE-CYCLE | WIND | SIMULATED THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | MODEL | FLOW | PHYSICAL SIMULATION | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | PART | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | BOUNDARY | MICROBURST
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 01/2019, Volume 184, pp. 209 - 227
Thunderstorm winds and their interaction with structures are transient. The transient nature of downbursts is related to their embedment into stationary... 
Wind tunnel | Abrupt changes | Transient flows | Impinging jet | Downbursts | Signal analysis | Cross flow | LIFE-CYCLE | WIND | CUBE | MODEL | SIMULATION | WAKE | EVENT | THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | DYNAMICS
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 03/2019, Volume 186, pp. 169 - 191
This study focuses on designing and calibrating a blade system that allows for modeling downbursts outflows at the Subsonic Wind Tunnel (WT) at Ryerson... 
Wind Tunnel | Downburst | Outflow | Thunderstorm | Gust front | Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD | TRANSMISSION-LINE | THUNDERSTORMS | MODEL | FLOW | FEATURES | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | SCALE | NUMERICAL-SIMULATION | TRANSIENT | IMPINGING JET | Fluid dynamics | Mathematical optimization | Analysis
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Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, ISSN 0167-6105, 11/2018, Volume 182, pp. 272 - 285
This paper details a downburst event that occurred on June 19, 2003, where both wind and wind-induced pressure data were recorded at the Texas Tech University... 
WERFL | Downburst | Wind loading | Non-stationary | Thunderstorm | SIMULATED THUNDERSTORM DOWNBURST | TECH FIELD EXPERIMENTS | CUBE | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | MECHANICS | PART | PRESSURE DISTRIBUTIONS | MICROBURST | WIND LOADS | Towers | Analysis | Investigations | Green technology | Planetary boundary layer
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