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Wind-induced Pressures on Patio Covers


Wind-induced Pressures on Patio Covers

Zisis, I. and Stathopoulos, T. (2010) Wind-induced Pressures on Patio Covers. Journal of Structural Engineering, 136 (9). pp. 1172-1181.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.00002...


A wind tunnel study has been carried out to assess wind loads on patio covers attached to low-rise buildings. A 1:100 geometric scale building and patio cover model was constructed and tested for open exposure conditions. The patio cover model was instrumented with pressure taps on both top and bottom surfaces, allowing the simultaneous measurement of wind pressure/suction on each side of the patio cover. The effect of building/patio height was considered by testing three different model configurations. Local surface and net wind pressure and force coefficients are presented for each model configuration. Correlation analysis was carried out to demonstrate how wind flow on the top and bottom of the patio cover affects the total wind load. The findings are also compared to the limited design guidelines derived by current building codes. Finally, recommendations for design wind load standards and codes of practice are made.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Article
Authors:Zisis, I. and Stathopoulos, T.
Journal or Publication:Journal of Structural Engineering
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000210
ID Code:981690
Deposited By: Theodore Stathopoulos
Deposited On:15 Sep 2016 13:34
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:53
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