FULL-SCALE GLASSHOUSE WIND LOAD MEASUREMENTS

D.A. Wells, R.P. Hoxey
The wind loads to which glasshouses may be subjected are at present poorly defined. A programme of measurements to provide reliable design data is described and details are given of the instrumentation used. System response is discussed in relation to the effect of time-averaging of wind speeds on gust loading. A technique of analysis is described which is suitable for the reduction of the random data inherent in natural wind measurements and preliminary results are presented. Work is continuing so that complete data on wind loads on single and multi-span houses may be obtained.
Wells, D.A. and Hoxey, R.P. (1975). FULL-SCALE GLASSHOUSE WIND LOAD MEASUREMENTS. Acta Hortic. 46, 197-208
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1975.46.19
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1975.46.19