The Atlantic Palace—Part II The Application of Wind Tunnel/Force Balance Techniques

by David Surry, Univ of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada,
Gary R. Lythe, Univ of Western Ontario, London, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures


A relatively new approach for determining overall wind-induced loads on a structure is described. This force balance technique is economical and flexible, and able to provide predictions of loads and responses for varying building dynamic properties without the need for repeated testing. The Atlantic Palace Building is used as an example to show the power of the technique.

Subject Headings: Wind tunnel | Load tests | Dynamic loads | Dynamic properties | Economic factors | Repeated loads | Residential buildings | Load and resistance factor design

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