American Society of Civil Engineers


Design Considerations for Wind Loadings


by D. A. Reed, (Univ of Washington, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Seattle, WA, USA)

pp. 146-161

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structural Safety Studies
Abstract: The application of reliability concepts to the treatment of wind loadings on structures has increased in the past several years. Advances have been made in assessing the various uncertainties which are associated with wind effects; e. g. , the nature of turbulence and corresponding pressure loadings, modeling techniques for loading description, and simplifications introduced for establishing design criteria. Methodologies for describing the influence of wind loadings upon the behavior of tall buildings have been developed recently which incorporate these advances. An overview of these methodologies with particular emphasis upon cladding behavior and wind-induced structural motion will be presented.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Aerodynamics
Deformation
Engineering mechanics
Failures
High-rise buildings
Probability
Wind loads

Author Keywords:
STRUCTURAL DESIGN
BUILDINGS - Facings - PRESSURE EFFECTS - Analysis - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS - Reliability
DESIGN CRITERIA - MODELING TECHNIQUES - PRESSURE LOADINGS - RELIABILITY CONCEPTS - UNCERTAINTIES - WIND LOADINGS