Dynamic Response of Tall Buildings to Wind Loads

by Morteza A. M. Torkamani, Univ of Pittsburgh, United States,
Ramadan S. Murad, Univ of Pittsburgh, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Methods in Civil Engineering

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to perform a probabilistic analysis of tall buildings subjected to wind excitation. A time domain simulation is first applied to the nonlinear problem. After introducing several simplifying assumptions which linearize the problem, a frequency domain analysis is then performed. Finally, the results of both approaches are compared to study the effect of the assumptions.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Probability | Excitation (physics) | Nonlinear analysis | Linear analysis | Frequency analysis

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