force balance test

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Term: force balance test

a wind simulation test where single or multi-component force is measured on a building or structure model


An alternative to measuring pressures on a building model in a wind tunnel is to do a force balance test where forces are measured directly through the base of the model.

Created 2016.05.10
Last Modified 2023.03.27
Contributed by Fred Haan