AN INVESTIGATION OF WIND LOADS ON ROADSIDE SIGNS

THE RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION ARE PRESENTED ON FORCES AND MOMENTS THAT EXIST ON ROADSIDE SIGNS WHEN SUBJECTED TO WIND VELOCITIES AT VARYING ANGLES OF INCIDENCE. THE EFFECTS OF SIGN SHAPE ON THE FORCES AND MOMENTS ARE ALSO CONSIDERED. TO ACCOMPLISH THE INVESTIGATION, A FULL-SCALE SIGN WAS INSTRUMENTED AND TESTED IN ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. RESULTS OF THE FULL-SCALE TESTS ARE COMPARED WITH DATA OBTAINED THROUGH WIND TUNNEL TESTS OF SIGN MODELS. BASED ON A CLOSE CORRELATION OF THESE DATA, CONCLUSIONS ARE DRAWN CONCERNING WIND LOAD CRITERIA FOR HIGHWAY SIGNS. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE WITH REGARD TO THE AASHO WIND LOAD DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Guardrails, Median Barriers, and Sign, Signal and Lighting Supports and presented at the 47th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Ross Jr, Hayes E
    • Olson, Robert M
    • Gaddis, Alvis M
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Guardrails, median barriers and sign and light supports
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  • Accession Number: 00203332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1994 12:00AM