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TsAGI experts conduct research of a high-rise building model in a housing complex

16 August 2016


In August, the Moscow Research and Development Complex (NIMK) of the Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after professor N.E. Zhukovsky (part of the National Research Center ‘Institute named after N.E.Zhukovsky‘) hosted aerodynamic studies of a building model which is the 150-meter high dominating structure of ZILART multifunctional residential estate located in the ZIL Peninsula in Moscow.

The main aim of the works was to determine experimentally the aerodynamic coefficients of wind loads on the facility. The experts placed the building model inside a subsonic wind tunnel with provision for the adjacent development with a scale of 1:150. The research work was performed with the air flow of up to 30 m/s, which is more than the wind velocity typically observed in Moscow. The tests suggest that the architectural design complies with the regulatory requirements for the capital as to construction of non-standard buildings.

These types of trials have been conducted in the Institute since 1925. Among the first objects to be tested were the TsAGI building in Radio street and the sculpture of Lenin for the Palace of the Soviets. Now such works are a vital step of high-rise building construction. In fact, the majority of the models of Moscow buildings and structures higher than 70 meters have undergone tests in NIMK of TsAGI. Specifically, research work was conducted for the Victory Monument at Poklonnaya Gora, Federation Tower multifunctional complex located in the state-of-the-art Moscow City business center, Rabochiy i Kolkhoznitsa sculpture (Worker and Kolkhoz Woman), Moscow Cathedral Mosque, etc.

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