Technical Session # 7

Numerical Modeling & Simulation

7.1 On the role of flow acceleration in defining tornado wind loads on a low rise building
Matthew S. Mason*1
1School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Qld. 4072, Australia

7.2 High-resolution simulations of tornado-like vortices with fully-developed turbulence
Nathan A. Dahl*1,2 and David S. Nolan3
1Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73072, USA; 2NOAA/National Weather Service/Storm Prediction Center, Norman, OK 73072, USA; 3Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33149, USA.

7.3 Influence of swirl ratio and radial Reynolds number on wind characteristics of multi-vortex tornadoes
Yi Zhao1 and Guirong Yan*1
1Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA.

7.4 Computation method in performance-based design for wind engineering: introduction and application
Ali Merhi*1 and Chris Letchford1
1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA.

7.5 An investigation of terrain-related effects on the vertical wind profiles in simulated tornadoes
Zachary Wienhoff*1, Franklin T. Lombardo1, David J. Bodine4, Anthony E. Reinhart2,3, Martin Satrio4,5
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA; 2National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK.; 3Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK; 4Advanced Radar Research Center, Norman, OK; 5School of Meteorology, Norman, OK

7.6 Future of THWARTS and Interdisciplinary Tornado Collaboration
Franklin T. Lombardo*1
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA.

* Presenting author