Trajectories of windborne debris of the plate-type

John Holmes, Chris Letchford, Ning Lin

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The paper describes numerical solutions of the flight characteristics of square flat plates in strong winds, following initiation of flight, and makes comparisons with experimental data from wind-tunnel experiments. Good to excellent agreement was found. Calculations were also made for the trajectory of a concrete roof tile in a gust wind speed representative of that in a hurricane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005 - Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Duration: May 31 2005Jun 4 2005


Other10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaton Rouge, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


  • Debris
  • Hurricane
  • Plate
  • Roof tile
  • Wind loads


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