Gust Loading Factors

by Alan G. Davenport,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 3, Pg. 11-34


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The paper describes a simplified formulation of factors that can be used in design to evaluate certain dynamic effects of the wind, principally the effects of gusts. The material was prepared for use in conjunction with a new Scandinavian wind load code. The paper describes the writer's statistical approach to the problem and the dynamic characteristics that are relevant. Comments are made on the significance of vortex-shedding excitation and of aerodynamic instability.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Load factors | Wind gusts | Imaging techniques | Standards and codes | Statistics | Vortex shedding

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