Print Email Facebook Twitter Wind loads on stand-off photovoltaic systems on pitched roofs Title Wind loads on stand-off photovoltaic systems on pitched roofs Author Geurts, C.P.W. Blackmore, P. Publication year 2013 Abstract Stand-off photovoltaic systems are a popular measure for retrofitting of existing pitched roofs.Panels are generally mounted parallel to the existing roof coverings,usually roofing tiles.Full scale and wind tunnel experiments have been performed to determine the net uplift loads on these systems, which can be applied to calculate the loadbearing system. In the windtunnel, the effect of distance between panel and roof has been investigated. Results show that loads can be expected that are substantially lower than the external loads on the roof surface, as given in wind loading standards. The effect of distance between PV system and roof surface is relatively small. The loads on the underlying roof are not significantly higher or lower compared to the case without system. Subject Building Engineering & Civil EngineeringSR - Structural ReliabilityTS - Technical SciencesBuildings and InfrastructureArchitecture and BuildingBuilt Environmentwind loadsphotovoltaic systemsfull scale experimentswind tunnel experiments To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:fee3da3f-8daa-4f77-823a-bc58ae786693 TNO identifier 483171 Source Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 1-11 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.