SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Wind Test Methodology for Loose-Laid Roof Elements and Components


This report concerns an investigation into the wind performance limits of loose-laid roof elements, as exemplified by membranes, pavers and other components of ballasted single-ply roofing systems. On the basis of comparisons between small scale model tests in Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) wind tunnels and full scale prototype tests in aeronautical wind tunnels, a test method is developed and a semi-empirical analysis procedure is presented to account for the effects of air turbulence upon the limit windspeeds observed.

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Pardo, JE
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Developed by Committee: D08
Pages: 163–178
DOI: 10.1520/STP26561S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5146-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1393-0