The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 84 (2006) > Issues > Issue 22 > Analysis of static wind effects on the membrane canopy roof of a large stadium
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Analysis of static wind effects on the membrane canopy roof of a large stadium

This paper reports the results of wind tunnel tests used to investigate the spatial variation of wind pressure over a large cantilevered roof covered by a membrane. The dominant effect is development of large upwards suction. To prevent wrinkling, the membrane has to be prestressed. The paper reports options for pre-stressing and other methods which add to roof stiffness. Prof. J. M. Ding, PhD, FIStructE, 1RSE President of the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai Z. J. He, PhD Structural Engineer with the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai Y. Zhou, MSc, 1RSE Structural Engineer with the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, Shanghai

Author(s): Ding, J M;He, Z J;Zhou, Y

Keywords: canopies;roofs;membranes;stadia;qinhuangdao stadium, china;wind pressure;testing