Wind loads on contemporary Australian housing

Parackal, K.I., Humphreys, M.T., Ginger, J.D., and Henderson, D.J. (2015) Wind loads on contemporary Australian housing. In: Presentations from the 17th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop. pp. 1-4. From: AWES17: 17th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, 12-13 Feb 2015, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Contemporary 1 and 2-storey houses being built in and around Brisbane and Melbourne have been surveyed and representative houses defined. Wind tunnel studies on 1/50 scale wind tunnel models are used to determine the spatial and temporal variation in wind pressures across the roof surface and data used to determine truss hold down loads. This study showed that 1-storey houses experience smaller roof truss hold-down forces that those determined from the Standards AS/NZS 1170.2 and AS4055 whereas 2 storey houses experienced hold-downs equal to or greater than those specified in AS/NZS 1170.2.

Item ID: 43761
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Projects and Grants: CSIRO - Flagship cluster fund (Climate Adaptation Flagship)
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 03:12
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870204 Residential Construction Design @ 100%
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