Journal of Visualization

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 255–260 | Cite as

Pressure distribution on a roof in presence of the Moving Surface Boundary-layer Control

  • Modi V. J. 
  • Yokomizo T. 


The paper studies effect of momentum injection, accomplished through circular cylindrical rotating elements, on the pressure distribution at the roof of a model house. Extensive wind tunnel tests, complemented by flow visualization, suggest that such Moving Surface Boundary-layer Control (MSBC) effectively delays separation and significantly increases the pressure, both on leeward and windward surfaces. This would assist in protection of the roof against wind storms and snow accumulation.


wind-induced roof pressure boundary-layer control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Modi V. J. 
    • 1
  • Yokomizo T. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKanto Gakuin UniversityKanazawa, YokohamaJapan

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