Full-Scale On-Site Wind Induced Data From a Tall Building

by Frank H. Durgin, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,
Robert J. Hansen, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


Under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a large amount of data accumulated in a study of the behavior of a tall building under the influence of winds will be made available to the engineering profession at some time in the future. That data will be in a form suitable for processing in a digital computer. A summary description of previous on-site measurements of wind effects on buildings is presented. A brief description is presented of the methods used in this study to sense and record such parameters as: wind velocity; wind pressures; window and support mullion deflections; window frame and structural frame racking; and building motions. Sample graphical records of typical on-site data are presented.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Wind pressure | Wind engineering | Dynamic structural analysis | Wind forces | Federal government | Computing in civil engineering | Windows

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