Proposed Hurricane Wind Speeds for ASCE 7-95

by Jon A. Peterka, (M.ASCE), Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Kishor Mehta, (F.ASCE), Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


A 2-3 second peak gust wind map has been proposed for the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-95, now in draft form. On the hurricane coast, speeds from published Monte Carlo analyses were converted to peak gust speeds using new hurricane gust factors. The reduction of hurricane speeds with distance inland was determined from the data.

Subject Headings: Wind gusts | Hurricanes and typhoons | Wind speed | Statistics | Wind loads | Load factors | Standards and codes | Coastal environment | Monaco | Europe

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