Loadings and Codes for Typhoon Resistant Design

by Hatsuo Ishizaki, Prof.; Disaster Prevention Research Inst., Kyoto, Japan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 10, Pg. 2073-2082

Document Type: Journal Paper


In relation to the wind loading on structures, the frequency, size, maximum wind speed, and duration time of the severe typhoons in Japan are reviewed. The distributions of the damages caused by the typhoons and the expected maximum wind speed are presented. Based on previous typhoons, the Structural Standards for wind resistant design of buildings was recently proposed by the Architectural Institute of Japan. The Standards is introduced with some comments. The importance of the wind load on tall buildings is emphasized in comparison with earthquake forces. Special attention paid to the wind resistant design of cladding is mentioned. Wind load problems on towers and stacks are also briefly considered.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Wind loads | Standards and codes | Load and resistance factor design | Wind speed | Building design | Load factors | Maximum loads | Load duration | Japan | Asia

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