Mean loads on vaulted canopy roofs

Authors
Natalini, Bruno; Morel, C.; Natalini, María Belén
Publication Year
2013
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The vaulted canopy roof (VCR) is a widespread structure used in vast areas of South America, especially in parts of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Information about the aerodynamics of VCRs is scarce in the literature, and it is restricted to mean load coefficients, which must be used in combination with the quasi-steady approach. Most of the existing data have been produced during the last decade in South America, but these data are not readily accessible because they were published in Spanish. This paper presents the results of mean wind load coefficients on VCRs obtained in boundary layer tunnel tests, and the aerodynamics of VCRs are discussed by taking into account the data produced during the last decade.
Fil: Natalini, Bruno. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ingenieria; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Morel, C.. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ingenieria; Argentina
Fil: Natalini, María Belén. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Facultad de Ingenieria; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
Wind loads
Vaulted roofs
Canopy roofs
Wind tunnel
Mean pressures
Ingeniería Estructural
Ingeniería Civil
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/8836