Special Issue "Scaled Modeling for Experimental Tests"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Fabio Rizzo
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Department of Engineering and Geology, Gabriele D'Annunzio University, viale Pindaro 42, 65127 Pescara, Italy
Interests: wind engineering; structural engineering
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Dear Colleagues,

The scaling of experimental models tested in laboratories, such as, for example, the shaking table or wind tunnel, is an important issue that is generally neglected in papers. Authors generally describe the experimental model’s construction only briefly before the experimental results discussion. In addition, authors often neglect discussing the experimental error propagation given by scaling. My proposal is to run a Special Issue on experimental model construction and error propagation. These papers will be cited often in future literature reviews.

Dr. Fabio Rizzo
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • scaling
  • experimental tests
  • modeling
  • error propagation

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Sensitivity Investigation on the Pressure Coefficients Non-Dimensionalization
Infrastructures 2021, 6(4), 53; https://doi.org/10.3390/infrastructures6040053 - 01 Apr 2021
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The scaling of large structures to investigate their aerodynamics in wind tunnels is a common and robust procedure to estimate important magnitudes, including pressure coefficients. Different aspects can affect the estimation of pressure coefficients; four examples are the non-dimensionalization, blockage, non-stationarity, and non-Gaussianity [...] Read more.
The scaling of large structures to investigate their aerodynamics in wind tunnels is a common and robust procedure to estimate important magnitudes, including pressure coefficients. Different aspects can affect the estimation of pressure coefficients; four examples are the non-dimensionalization, blockage, non-stationarity, and non-Gaussianity of the wind tunnel velocity. This paper shows the variability of pressure coefficients due to these four aspects for the case study of a closed box section of a suspended bridge. It was estimated that the pressure coefficients of similar pressure taps vary significantly due to different sets of wind velocity time history used to non-dimensionalize the wind tunnel pressures. In addition, the stationarity of the wind velocity process was not confirmed for all wind velocity sets and the non-Gaussianity of the wind velocity time history was confirmed. Full article
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