Development of a downburst simulator

Yumi Iida, Kazunori Asano, Yasushi Uematsu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A downburst simulator has been developed to investigate the characteristics of the velocity distribution and wind loads on buildings induced by downburst. The aim of the project is to propose a reasonable wind resistant design method for downbursts. The simulator consists of a blower that reproduces an impinging flow on the ground and a shatter that reproduces a pulsed jet. The blower can move at a constant speed on rails. It was found that the simulator can reproduce the non-stationary winds by downbursts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-946
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number58
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct


  • Downburst
  • Experiment of impinging jet
  • Velocity measurement
  • Wind pressure measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


Dive into the research topics of 'Development of a downburst simulator'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this