Microzonation in Wind Engineeringby Marshall Lew, (A.M.ASCE), Geotechnical Engr.; LeRoy Crandall and Assoc., Los Angeles, Calif.; formerly, Grad. Student, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Gary C. Hart, Assoc. Prof. of Engrg.; Mech. and Struct. Dept., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 6, Pg. 975-989
Document Type: Journal Paper
The writers indicate a direction for the improvement of the wind design of structures. The direction involves the extension of previous wind speed mapping procedures to incorporate local meteorological conditions in the development of a wind speed map for a local geographic region. A case study indicates several important elements which must be incorporated in a wind microzonation study. Structural engineering examples demonstrate the importance of microzonation in the establishment of design wind loads.
Subject Headings: Wind engineering | Ozonization | Wind direction | Case studies | Wind loads | Mapping | Wind speed | Structural design
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