Wind-induced force and torque on a sign measured in full scale in the field

Douglas A. Smith, Delong Zuo, Kishor C. Mehta

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Abstract

Full-scale field tests for a billboard sign with dimensions of 24'-7 wide x 12'-31/2 tall x 5'-8 3/4 deep (7.49 m x 3.75 m x 1.75 m) is conducted at the Wind Science and Engineering (WISE) field site located at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas. The sign is supported on one pole with a clearance from the bottom of the sign to the ground of 12'-31/2 (3.75m). Gust factors for the determination of pseudo steady coefficients, as well as force and torsion coefficients for the sign are presented. Gust factors computed from field data show significant scatter. Force coefficients for the sign are typically less than those reported from wind tunnel studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Hurricane Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationLearning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering
Pages23-33
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2013
Event2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2012Oct 26 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past - Proceedings of the 2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering

Conference

Conference2012 ATC and SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning from Our Past
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period10/24/1210/26/12

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