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FloWorks Real World Validation / Verification

Question asked by 1-HJBGZS on Oct 7, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2009 by Joe Galliera



I need to demonstrate (for political reasons within my company) the correlation between real world wind reactions on a structure and my modeled CFD of the same structure.  This will ostensibly demonstrate the validity of CFD.


Our current project is modeling solar panel installations - a fairly straight forward analysis using the ASCE 7-05 code.  I have also modeled the installations using CFD and achieved moderate correlation for the primary reaction points.


I am looking for a data set of wind tunnel or a real world situation that I can model (or use someone else's model that I will tweak).  Does anyone have a real world data set and a relatively simple model that they would be willing to share?