Wind tunnel study on the influence of different parapets on the roof pressure distribution of low-rise buildings

Pindado Carrion, Santiago and Meseguer Ruiz, José (2003). Wind tunnel study on the influence of different parapets on the roof pressure distribution of low-rise buildings. "Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics", v. 91 (n. 9); pp. 1133-1139. ISSN 0167-6105. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6105(03)00055-2.

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Title: Wind tunnel study on the influence of different parapets on the roof pressure distribution of low-rise buildings
Author/s:
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
  • Meseguer Ruiz, José
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Date: 2003
ISSN: 0167-6105
Volume: 91
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

High suction loads appear on roofs of low-height buildings. The use of parapets with appropriate height at the roof edges alleviates these loads. The performance of six parapet configurations to decrease the suction loads induced on roofs by oblique winds has been studied in a low speed wind tunnel. The studied parapet configurations include vertical wall parapets, either solid or porous, and cantilevered parapets formed by a small horizontal roof close to the building roof. Low-height parapets with a medium porosity and cantilevered parapets are more efficient than solid parapets to reduce the wind suctions generated on the roofs by conical vortices.

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Item ID: 30412
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30412/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30412
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6105(03)00055-2
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610503000552
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 30 Jul 2014 11:53
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 00:39
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