Microzonation in Wind Engineering

by Marshall Lew, (A.M.ASCE), Geotechnical Engr.; LeRoy Crandall and Assoc., Los Angeles, Calif.; formerly, Grad. Student, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
Gary C. Hart, Assoc. Prof. of Engrg.; Mech. and Struct. Dept., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Calif.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 6, Pg. 975-989

Document Type: Journal Paper


The writers indicate a direction for the improvement of the wind design of structures. The direction involves the extension of previous wind speed mapping procedures to incorporate local meteorological conditions in the development of a wind speed map for a local geographic region. A case study indicates several important elements which must be incorporated in a wind microzonation study. Structural engineering examples demonstrate the importance of microzonation in the establishment of design wind loads.

Subject Headings: Wind direction | Case studies | Ozonization | Wind engineering | Wind speed | Mapping | Wind loads | Structural design

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