Texas Tech University

Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory (WERFL)

werflThe Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory (WERFL) was constructed in Lubbock, Texas on the campus of Texas Tech University in 1989. Since that point in time it has produced high quality data that is commonly used for validation of wind tunnel and computational fluid dynamic results. The facility, located at Reese Technology Center, consists of a 160 ft meteorological tower instrumented at 5 heights (8', 13', 33', 70', and 160') and a 30'x45'x13' high test structure. Wind flow from an azimuth angle of approximately 280° flows through the tower and then impacts the test building.

 

 

WERFL Data Description User's Manual:
Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory Selected Data Sets for Comparison to Model-Scale, Full-Scale and Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations

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Douglas A. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F. ASCE
Stephen M. Morse, Ph.D.
Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, P.H. Horn Professor