Due to their lightness and deformability, large suspended roofs with hyperbolic-paraboloid shape are very sensitive to loads induced by wind, that must be taken into account since the preliminary design. To this respect, the correlation structure of wind-induced pressure fields plays a relevant role to define load distributions. Although well known and also included in load distributions provided by codes of practice for several kind of structures, this aspect of the wind-induced pressure field has not yet been fully explored for double curvature large surfaces. As a part of a wider research, this paper investigates the correlation structure of the pressure field on a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, based on experimental tests performed in the CRIACIV boundary-layer wind-tunnel in Prato (Italy) on a in-scale model. The aim of the research, still in progress, is to contribute to the optimization of the pressure-taps arrangement on wind tunnel models, according to the statistical significance of a measurement point for the surrounding area, and to contribute to the definition of equivalent design loads.

Correlation structure of wind-tunnel pressure fields for a hyperbolic paraboloid roof

Rizzo F.
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2017-01-01

Abstract

Due to their lightness and deformability, large suspended roofs with hyperbolic-paraboloid shape are very sensitive to loads induced by wind, that must be taken into account since the preliminary design. To this respect, the correlation structure of wind-induced pressure fields plays a relevant role to define load distributions. Although well known and also included in load distributions provided by codes of practice for several kind of structures, this aspect of the wind-induced pressure field has not yet been fully explored for double curvature large surfaces. As a part of a wider research, this paper investigates the correlation structure of the pressure field on a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, based on experimental tests performed in the CRIACIV boundary-layer wind-tunnel in Prato (Italy) on a in-scale model. The aim of the research, still in progress, is to contribute to the optimization of the pressure-taps arrangement on wind tunnel models, according to the statistical significance of a measurement point for the surrounding area, and to contribute to the definition of equivalent design loads.
23rd Conference of the Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, AIMETA 2017
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