Wind Pressures Acting on the Roof and Wall Edges of a Low-Rise Building

Yasushi UENATSU, Nicholas ISYUNOY
1999 Wind Engineers JAWE  
Data gathered from a number of field and laboratory experiments concerned with the wind pressures acting on low-rise buildings are reviewed, and selected experimental results are presented in this paper. Particular attention is paid to works related to cladding design. Only either full-scale studies or those done under conditions simulating the atmospheric boundary layer have been considered. Comparison of the data from various sources, including code specifications, is made for the
more » ... ics of the mean and fluctuating wind pressures. The results indicate that the statistical properties of fluctuating pressures on the roof edge and corner regions can be predicted based on a quasi-steady approach. Furthermore, the peak factor approach is found to be useful for evaluating the peak pressures.
doi:10.5359/jawe.1999.13 fatcat:qjotzgryo5gebiamifgogsyq5e