Three Phase Design for Wind Loads on Structuresby Suzanne M. Dow, Englekirk & Hart Inc, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Gary C. Hart, Englekirk & Hart Inc, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Robert E. Englekirk, Englekirk & Hart Inc, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Jon D. Raggett, Englekirk & Hart Inc, Los, Angeles, CA, USA,
Abstract: The successful design of a structure requires three phases of work. These phases are: conceptual design, design development and design verification. The conceptual design is undertaken during the first stages of the product's development. The design development phase is when the majority of the design work is carried out. The last phase, design verification, is used to verify that the assumptions used in determining the design loads, resistances of materials, and analytical models were correct, and that the structure, as designed, possesses the required level of safety. This paper describes the three phases as they apply to wind loading on structures.
Subject Headings: Wind loads | Verification | Load and resistance factor design | Conceptual design | Structural safety | Structural analysis
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