In this study, a model is developed to analyze the structural behaviors of rolling shutters subjected to wind pressure. In the current shutter theory, the elastic properties of shutters are characterized by two bending rigidities, which can be determined from the flexural tests of slats and shutters. Close form solutions can be obtained for the deflection of shutters with two opposite simply supported edges. To assess the validity of the present theory, rolling shutters with various sizes and supporting conditions under various magnitudes of loadings are tested. It is noted that the deflections and axial displacements based on the current theory agree very well with experimental results.
Huang, Nan-Nong and Chang, San-Ming
"DEFORMATION OF ROLLING SHUTTERS UNDER UNIFORM WIND PRESSURE,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 19:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol19/iss2/6