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    wake ragions, in the near wake of the building

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    Could anyone please tell me what "way" means in the sentence below. Is it a civil engineering terms?
    I also encountered the expression" wake regions" which have no idea what might be.

    A wind direction parallel to the side wall produces the largest magnitude negative pressures in this case.
    The mean and largest peak pressures on the leeward wall (Figure 9.5) is also
    negative, but are typically half the magnitude of the side wall pressures. This wall is of course,sheltered, and exposed to relatively slowly moving air in the near wake of the building.

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    Re: wake ragions, in the near wake of the building

    I'm used to seeing "wake" in nautical and aviation-related contexts, where a wake is a region of disturbed water or air left by a passing boat or aircraft. Your quoted text uses it slightly differently but the meaning is the same. It means the region of disturbed air downwind of the building.
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    Re: wake ragions, in the near wake of the building

    See definition #1 under entry #3 for the noun wake, as well as the first definition below that for 'in the wake of'.

    The faster moving air is forced to split around the sides of the building, leaving a small area directly behind the building where the air is relatively calm. This area or path of slower moving air is the wake.
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