DEVELOPMENT OF LOUVERED SIGNS TO REDUCE WIND LOAD
A louvered sign 8 feet high and 12 feet wide was tested in comparison with a standard sign. While the anticipated reduction of wind pressure of about 50% was obtained for normal wind loads, the transverse wind load was about equal to that of the normal wind loads. The study results indicate that application appears limited.
- Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
Michigan Department of State HighwaysState Highways Building, PO Drawer K
Lansing, MI USA 48904
- Hewitt, C H
- Tobin, C J
- Fletcher, P B
- Publication Date: 1973-1
- Pagination: 34 p.
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamic force; Signs; Traffic signs; Wind; Wind pressure
- Uncontrolled Terms: Louvers; Wind load
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00052207
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R-821 Final Rpt
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM