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Wind tunnel study of wind loading on rectangular louvered panels


Zuo, D and Letchford, CW and Wayne, S, Wind tunnel study of wind loading on rectangular louvered panels, Wind and Structures, 14, (5) pp. 449-463. ISSN 1226-6116 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.12989/was.2011.14.5.449


Drag forces on a rectangular louvered panel, both as a free-standing structure and as a component in a generic low-rise building model, were obtained in a wind tunnel study. When tested in a building model, the porosity ratio of the wall opposite the louvered panel was varied to investigate its effect on the loading of the louvered panel. Both mean and pseudo-steady drag coefficients were obtained. Comparisons with the provisions for porous walls in contemporary loading standards indicate that for some opposite wall porosity ratios, the standards specify significantly different wind loads (larger and smaller) than obtained from this wind tunnel study.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:drag coefficents, louver, porosity, wind loading
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Construction engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)
ID Code:118314
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-07-10
Last Modified:2017-08-15

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