Instrumentation of the Shenyang T.V. Tower

by Nicholas P. Jones, Johns Hopkins Univ, United States,
Robert H. Scanlan, Johns Hopkins Univ, United States,
Emil Simiu, Johns Hopkins Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


The recently-completed Shenyang radio and television tower provides a unique opportunity to obtain comprehensive measurements of the along-span variation and coherence of wind-induced forces acting on a structure with a circular cross section and along-span variation of body diameter (cylinder flare). This collaborative effort with the Chinese Ministry of Radio and T.V. Design involves several types of sensors and a computer-based data-acquisition system. Measurements include wind speed and direction, surface pressures, and accelerations in the slipformed reinforced concrete structure. The paper includes a detailed description of the tower structure, the results of an ambient vibration survey and the use of this information in the design and installation of the measurement system.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Structure reinforcement | Wind loads | Wind forces | Cylinders | Probe instruments | Pressure measurement | Wind speed | China | Asia | Liaoning

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