On the Numerical Simulation of Wind Loads on Structures

by Kuo-Kuang Hu, Kansas State Univ, Manhattan, United States,
Philip G. Kirmser, Kansas State Univ, Manhattan, United States,
Huan-Lin Luo, Kansas State Univ, Manhattan, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract:

A new methodology for numerical simulation of 3-dimensional turbulent flow based on the use of a Galilean frame and the finite point method is presented. The pressure field of the solutions simulate wind loads on structures. A simplified model that characterizes three dimensional structural vibrations induced by wind loads is presented.



Subject Headings: Finite element method | Numerical methods | Flow simulation | Numerical models | Wind loads | Three-dimensional models | Load factors | Turbulent flow

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