SWIRLnet : portable anemometer network for wind speed measurements of land-falling tropical cyclones

Henderson, David, Mason, Matthew, & Ginger, John (2013) SWIRLnet : portable anemometer network for wind speed measurements of land-falling tropical cyclones. In The 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (12ACWE), 16-20 June 2013, Seattle, Washington, USA.


Wind speed measurement systems are sparse in the tropical regions of Australia. Tropical cyclone wind speeds impacting communities are often ‘guestimated’ from analyzing damaged structures. A re-locatable anemometer system is required to enable measurements of wind speeds. This paper discusses design criteria of the tripods and tie down system, proposed deployment of the anemometers, instrumentation, and data logging. Preliminary assessment of the anemometer response indicates a reliable system for 1 second response, however, it is noted that the Australian building code and wind loading standard uses a moving average time of approximately 0.2 seconds for its wind speed design criteria.

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ID Code: 73523
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: tropical cyclone, wind engineering, boundary layer
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Atmospheric Dynamics (040102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 08 Jul 2014 22:17
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 14:06

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