Measuring the Spatial Characteristics of Unsteady Pressures

by David Surry, Univ of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


This paper has reviewed current methods of determining spatially-averaged time-varying wind loads on wind tunnel building models. Some of the possibilities opened by simultaneous multi-channel sampling have been illustrated, using both on-line and off-line computation. In particular, the technique of acquiring time histories for post-analysis has been identified as one which is particularly useful and flexible, and one which may become increasingly popular as computing power and storage capabilities continue to increase. The technique's application to non-linear response problems is already well established.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Building design | Construction methods | Tunnels | Computing in civil engineering | Energy storage | Pressure measurement | Structural design

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