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By C. Kramer and H.J. Gerhardt (Eds.)

Held below the auspices of the foreign organization for Wind Engineering, 226 delegates from twenty-three nations took half within the convention. This 3 quantity paintings includes approximately ninety papers released in complete size, including summaries and discussions on different fascinating and priceless papers awarded on the convention

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MEASURING SITE To determine the eddie's size, windspeed was measured during I riod strong winds over a pe­ of which 3 years in Meppen, lies about 200 km NE Aachen in a flat and of open countrysite. The measuring site consisted of three towers which formed a triangle as seen in figure 1. Tower Al had a height Fig. 1. Measuring site in Meppen of 80 m and the towers A2 and A3 were cup 48 m high. 7). the sampling rate was 1 second AUTOCORRELATION The autocorrelation was computed based on during which the mean wind speed exceeded 10 m / s .

Wind v e c t o r s m e a s u r e d were s a m p l e d e v e r y 0 . 0 6 s e c , and a n a l i z e d by s t a t i s t i c a l 10 m i n , 30 min o r 4 0 0 min i n of respectively. two heights. 30 54 the well-known e m p i r i c a l ordinally e x p r e s s i o n s . The l o w e r p o i n t s were o b t a i n e d f o r We f i n d h e r e t h a t t h e g u s t f a c t o r s turbulence. s o much d i f f e r e n t , and obey t h e f o r m u l a Fig. speed, u 9 d u r i n g 30 m i n . The i n t e n s i t i e s because wind v e l o c i t i e s is larger o/u, ( )U a r,e V , W o f the t h r e e wind v e c t o r s by a s t r o n g d i s t u r b a n c e We f i n d t h a t t h e i n t e n s i t y a t t h e l o w e r than t h a t at the upper h e i g h t .

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