Wind pressure coefficients for roof ventilation purposes
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Original versionJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 2018, 175 144-152. 10.1016/j.jweia.2018.01.026
Wind pressure coefficients (cp) are important inputs for analytical calculations of wind load. The aim of this research is to investigate wind pressure coefficients on a test house located in Norway in order to pave the way for improved analysis of wind-driven roofing ventilation. The large-scale test measurements show that the wind pressure coefficient along the eaves of the house varies with different wind approach angles. Assuming wind-driven air flow through the air cavity beneath the roofing, an average View the MathML source value of 0.7 is derived for practical engineering purposes. The results from the study are applicable for single or two-storey houses with pitched roofs at different roof angles.