Human Response to Wind-Induced Motion of Buildings

by Robert J. Hansen, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA,
John W. Reed, Sr. Res. Engr.; URS/John A. Blume & Assocs., Engrs., Las Vegas, NV,
Erik H. Vanmarcke, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 7, Pg. 1589-1605


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: The various aspects of human response to tall building wind-induced motion are considered—including the results of two building occupant surveys. A rational format for including the wind-motion-discomfort issue in the design of tall buildings is presented, and a tentative criterion is proposed.

Subject Headings: Human factors | Wind forces | Motion (dynamics) | Building design | Geomatic surveys | Wind engineering

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