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Wind and Structures
  Volume 8, Number 4, July 2005 , pages 283-294
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/was.2005.8.4.283
 


Wind pressure coefficients on low-rise structuresrnand codification
Chris Letchford, J. D. Holmes, Roger Hoxey and Adam Robertson

 
Abstract
    This paper describes the work of the Working Group on wind pressure coefficients on low-rise structures, one of the groups set up by the International Association of Wind Engineering in 1999. General aspects of wind loading on low-rise structures are summarized. The definition, derivation and codification of loading coefficients is described. Comparisons of pressure coefficients on low rise structures are made between a selection of wind loading standards. Recommendations for consistency and for the harmonization of these coefficients are given.
 
Key Words
    codes; low-rise buildings; pressure coefficients; walls; roofs
 
Address
Chris Letchford; Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, USArnJ. D. Holmes; JDH Consulting, Mentone, Victoria, AustraliarnRoger Hoxey and Adam Robertson; Silsoe Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Beds., UK
 

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