Design Considerations for Wind Loadings

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety Studies


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.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Load factors | Structural behavior | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Turbulence | Cladding | Wind forces

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