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Wind loads on planar canopy roofs, Part 1: mean pressure distributions


Letchford, CW and Ginger, JD, Wind loads on planar canopy roofs, Part 1: mean pressure distributions, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 45, (1) pp. 25-45. ISSN 0167-6105 (1992) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0167-6105(92)90004-T


Mean pressure distributions on planar canopy roofs are presented based on 1 : 100 scale wind tunnel measurements obtained in a simulated suburban atmospheric boundary layer. For a range of roof pitch angles and wind directions, point and area-averaged pressure measurements were obtained with the worst loads experienced adjacent to lines of flow separation. In this study, generally smaller wake or suction mean pressures were obtained when compared with the earlier studies of Gumley. These differences are attributed to the interference at separation by the canopy supports in Gumley's work, and the higher level of turbulence in the present study. © 1992.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Civil construction planning
UTAS Author:Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)
ID Code:47496
Year Published:1992
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2007-09-15
Last Modified:2007-09-15

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