AbstractTwo sets of experiments on the vertical wall attached with recurve parapets performed at 1:1 and 1:8 scale are compared to study the influence of scale, model and laboratory effects. The small-scale (1:8) experiment scaled to large-scale (1:1) using Froude scaling, and Cuomo et al. (2010) method are compared. Comparing both the methods for scaling impact pressure, Cuomo et al. (2010) predicts well in the impact zone, whereas Froude scaling is better in the up-rushing zone. In estimating integrated impact force, Froude scaling method over-estimates compared to Cuomo et al. (2010). Overall, Cuomo et al. (2010) work better for scaling up impact pressure and forces compared to Froude scaling method. These preliminary observations are based on one type of recurved parapets only.
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