%0 Journal Article
	%A M. Raciti Castelli and  S. Toniato and  E. Benini
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I International Science Index 63, 2012
	%T Numerical Simulation of the Aerodynamic Loads acting on top of the SMART Centre for PV Applications
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10872
	%V 63
	%X The flow filed around a flatted-roof compound has
been investigated by means of 2D and 3D numerical simulations. A
constant wind velocity profile, based both on the maximum reference
wind speed in the building site (peak gust speed worked out for a 50-
year return period) and on the local roughness coefficient, has been
simulated in order to determine the wind-induced loads on top of the
roof. After determining the influence of the incoming wind directions
on the induced roof loads, a 2D analysis of the most severe load
condition has been performed, achieving a numerical quantification
of the expected wind-induced forces on the PV panels on top of the
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