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Mean wind loading at the leading ends of free-standing walls


Letchford, CW and Robertson, AP, Mean wind loading at the leading ends of free-standing walls, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 79, (1) pp. 123-134. ISSN 0167-6105 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0167-6105(97)00292-4


Full-scale mean wind loads on panels within free standing walls are compared with previous and new wind tunnel model studies. The high loads adjacent to free ends are evident in all studies. Various methods to reduce this end-panel loading were tried in the wind tunnel to examine their effectiveness. It was observed that short return walls and wall porosity did not significantly reduce the loading as previously suggested.

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:47456
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2007-09-15

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