Print Email Facebook Twitter Wind loads on solar blinds: A case study Title Wind loads on solar blinds: A case study Author Geurts, C.P.W. Bronkhorst, A.J. van Bentum, C.A. Hielema, J. Publication year 2017 Abstract An investigation is presented to determine the wind loads on external solar blinds on two 60 m high towers. This investigation was performed some years after the construction of the towers, with the sun blinds in place. A combination of wind tunnel tests and full scale measurements was done. The shape of the towers, and the unique design of the solar blinds, make that this design is not covered in any wind loading code. However, during the design stage, a simplified approach was adopted to construct the solar blinds and its load bearing structure. During operation of the building, damage occurred to some of the hangers of the structure and doubts were raised whether the wind loads on the external blinds were properly estimated. The results of the current investigation are being used for a re-analysis of the structure, and may lead to replacement of parts of the structure. Subject 2015 Fluid & Solid MechanicsSD - Structural DynamicsTS - Technical SciencesBuildings and InfrastructuresArchitecture and Building2015 Urbanisation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:78518042-c381-403a-a95e-be3b36dbdef0 TNO identifier 776902 Source Seventh European and African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE2017) Liege, Belgium, July 4-7, 2017, 1-9 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.