Quantitative performance evaluation of time-varying wind pressure loading actuator

Eri Gavanski, Mai Takahashi, Yasushi Uematsu, Murray J. Morrison

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Pressure loading actuators (PLAs), originally developed at the University of Western Ontario. Canada, can correctly apply spatially- uniform. time-varying pressure on the surface of a specimen. Using this design. 4 PLAs were manufactured using components available in Japan with an updated control system A detailed description of the development, function, and performance of these PLAs is provided, based on the results of tests with different testing conditions (size of pressure box. control mode, loading type, number of PLAs). Examples of their application in the determination of wind load resistance of cladding and components are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1080
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct


  • Cladding and components
  • Pid control
  • Realistic wind loads
  • Wind load resistance evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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