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Title
Wind, Earthquake, Snow, and Hail Loads on Solar Collectors.
File
PB81164550.pdf
Author(s)
Cattaneo, L.; Harris, J. R.; Reinhold, T. A.; Simiu, E.; Yancey, C. W. C.
Source
Department of Energy, Washington, DC., January 1981, 97 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NBSIR-81-2199
Abstract
The report describes and interprets wind-tunnel, full-scale, and field studies of wind and snow loads on flat plate solar collectors, conducted under contract for the National Bureau of Standards, and uses results of these studies and other data available in the literature to develop information, guidelines, and criteria for the design of flat plate collectors subjected to the action of wind, snow, and earthquake loads. Also given in the report are data on hail loads, based on information and studies available in the literature.
Keywords
Wind (Meteorology); Field tests; Performance evaluation; Snow; Loads (Forces); Earthquakes; Structural engineering; Snowfall; Solar collectors; Hail; Flat plate collectors