Wind-tunnel study of Westile ballast paver
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This report is concerned with the wind-tunnel study and design considerations of Westile ballast pavers. Wind-tunnel tests employing model pavers were conducted to determine the effects of various parameters on the paver failure wind speed. Considered were different paver configurations, wind exposures and heights of a roof parapet. The study showed that the paver configuration, the wind exposure and the parapet height affect the failure wind speed (speed at which pavers are dislodged) and the failure mode. The experimental data was used in design considerations to establish maximum building ...