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Wind Tunnel Analysis On The Influence Of Cantilever Parapets On The Wind Loads On Curved Roofs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AFM040401

Volume

45

Pages

9

Published

2004

Size

933 kb

Author(s)

S. Pindado, J. Meseguer, A. Martínez & S. Franchini

Abstract

Different methods to reduce the high suction caused by conical vortices have been reported in the literature: vertical parapets, either solids or porous, placed at the roof edges being the most analysed configuration. Another method for alleviating the high suction peaks due to conical vortices is to round the roof edges. Very recently, the use of some non-standard parapet configurations, like cantilever parapets, has been suggested. In this paper, its efficiency to reduce suction loads on curved roofs is experimentally checked by testing the pressure distribution on the curved roof of a low-rise building model in a wind tunnel. Very high suction loads have been measured on this model, the magnitude of these high suction loads being significantly decreased when cantilever

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