Air Infiltration and Internal Pressures in Tall Buildings
Wind forces are through walls via leakage paths and larger openings, and the resulting air movement alters pressures inside buildings. Leakage paths can occur as narrow cracks and other small defects in the seals joining windows and wall panels. Whatever the situation with regard to larger openings, all buildings have some degree of uniformly distributed leakage through which wind can influence internal pressures.
KeywordsInternal Pressure Pressure Coefficient Wind Load Tall Building Large Opening
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