An investigation of the effects of lateral wind loading on pole frame housing

Wood, David J. (2000) An investigation of the effects of lateral wind loading on pole frame housing. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This project set out to investigate the behaviour of a pole frame house subjected to a lateral wind load.

The behaviour of poles embedded in the ground was examined. The existing theoretical methods for determining lateral load capacity of an embedded pole were reviewed, and three common methods of pole embedment were tested at different depths to gauge the response of poles and types of pole embedment to a lateral load.

The most suitable embedment method was used in the foundation for a full-scale model pole house, which was constructed and tested at various stages during the construction to examine the response of a pole house to lateral wind load. The full scale testing was also used to monitor the effect of the various structural components on the overall stiffuess of the house.

The results from the full scale tests were used to calibrate a computer model of a pole house which could then be used to predict the behaviour of different configurations of pole house construction without the need for further expensive full scale tests.

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ID Code: 36115
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Bullen, Frank
Additional Information: Presented to the Physical Infrastructure Centre, School of Civil Engineering, Queensland University of Technology.
Keywords: Pole houses, Wooden-frame houses Queensland Testing, Wall pressure (Aerodynamics), thesis, doctoral
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright David J Wood
Deposited On: 22 Sep 2010 13:04
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 07:07

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