Field Measurements of Wind-Induced Pressures on Roofs of Low Buildings

by Theodore Stathopoulos, Concordia Univ, Montreal, Canada,
Rajan Marathe, Concordia Univ, Montreal, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Full-scale measurements have been carried out on an experimental building, 3.3 m high, beside the football field at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. Wind-induced pressures have been measured on roof corner points and results have been compared with wind-tunnel data. The effect of parapets on roof corner local suctions has been examined in detail.

Subject Headings: Wind pressure | Pressure measurement | Roofs | Buildings | Wind tunnel | Wind forces | Load tests

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