Wind-tunnel study of wind loads on circular cylindrical structures

Yasushi Uematsu, Choong Mo Koo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


Wind loads for designing thin circular cylindrical structures, such as oil-storage tanks and silos, have been studied in a turbulent boundary layer, aiming at accumulating information for the revision of the AIJ Recommendation for Storage Tanks and Their Supports (1996). Wind pressure distribution on the roof, in the case of enclosed structures, was measured, the results of which are compared with the specifications of the AIJ Recommendations for Loads on Buildings (2004). The effects of open top on the pressure distributions on the external and internal wall surfaces are also investigated. Furthermore, the characteristics of instantaneous pressure distributions on the external surface are discussed by using a conditional sampling technique and the POD (Proper Orthogonal Decomposition) analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Circular cylindrical structure
  • Conditional sampling
  • External pressure
  • Internal pressure
  • Open-top
  • POD analysis
  • Wind tunnel experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


Dive into the research topics of 'Wind-tunnel study of wind loads on circular cylindrical structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this