Parameters to be Considered for Wind Analysis of Roofs with Openings—A Review

  • Abraham Grace Mary
  • Nizar RuksaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 46)


Recent roof construction includes introduction of openings which is the intentional acceptance of ambient air into a space and it can also be used for purposes of thermal comfort or dehumidification. Choice of roof depends upon the architectural criteria as well as purpose of structure. Nowadays structure having large spans requires openings for various purposes. Providing openings can create both internal and external pressures which will require detailed analysis. Wind-induced internal and external pressures can be investigated by using a full-scale wind testing facility generically known as Wall of Wind (WOW), Wind tunnel experiments, rain flow count method and tornado vortex simulator. This paper reviews the test to be conducted, parameters to be considered for wind analysis of roofs with openings.


Wind load External pressure Internal pressure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amal Jyothi College of EngineeringKanjirapalyIndia

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