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Wind loads on rectangular signboards and hoardings


Letchford, CW, Wind loads on rectangular signboards and hoardings, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 89, (2) pp. 135-151. ISSN 0167-6105 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0167-6105(00)00068-4


Drag or normal force coefficients on a range of rectangular signboards or hoardings with varying aspect ratios, clearance ratios and porosity's are presented for a range of wind directions and compared with various design data. Whereas, there is reasonably good agreement for data for walls on ground, significant discrepancies exist in normal force coefficients for cases as the panel becomes elevated in the boundary layer. Discrepancies in codification have been highlighted and revised loading data recommended.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Turbulent flows
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Civil construction planning
UTAS Author:Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)
ID Code:47439
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:48
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2011-11-18

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