Wind loads on free-standing canopy roofs: A review

Yasushi Uematsu, Theodore Stathopoulos

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Previous studies of wind loads on free-standing canopy roofs have been surveyed. Focus is on the data obtained from wind-tunnel measurements in simulated atmospheric boundary layers as well as from full-scale measurements. Comparisons are made between these studies for some aerodynamic characteristics, such as mean and peak wind force coefficients. The wind load provisions in the current Building Standard Law of Japan are also compared with the experimental results. The comparisons are restricted to the clear flow case with no obstructions under the roof. A discussion is made of die subjects to be investigated for making the provisions more appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-256
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Codes
  • Design
  • Free-standing canopy roof
  • Overall windforce
  • Review
  • Wind pressure coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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