Vehicle-induced loads on traffic sign panels

Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Santiago Prowald, Julián B. and Baker, J. and Quinn, A. (2003). Vehicle-induced loads on traffic sign panels. "Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics", v. 91 (n. 7); pp. 925-942. ISSN 0167-6105. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6105(03)00035-7.

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Title: Vehicle-induced loads on traffic sign panels
Author/s:
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Santiago Prowald, Julián B.
  • Baker, J.
  • Quinn, A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Date: June 2003
ISSN: 0167-6105
Volume: 91
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The determination of the loads on traffic sign panels in the current standards does not, in general, take into account the vehicle-induced loads, as explained by Quinn, Baker and Wright (QBW in what follows) (J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn. 89 (2001) 831). On the other hand, a report from Cali and Covert (CC) (J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn. 84 (2000) 87) indicates that in highway sign support structures, vehicle-induced loads have led to premature failures in some cases. The aim of this paper is to present a mathematical model for the vehicle-induced load on a flat sign panel, simple enough to give analytical results, but able to explain the main characteristics of the phenomenon. The results of the theoretical model help to explain the behaviour observed in the experiments performed in previous studies.

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Item ID: 39785
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39785/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39785
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-6105(03)00035-7
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610503000357
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 01 Apr 2016 08:32
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 08:32
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