Wind Loading and Wind-Induced Structural Response: A State-of-the-Art Report

Committee on Wind Effects of the Committee on Dynamic Effects of the Structural Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-625-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-625-3 (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 207

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This state-of-the-art report presents fundamental and practical aspects of modern wind engineering practice as it relates to structural design. The first chapter includes information on the wind environment. Differences among various types of storms are noted that are of interest in extreme wind climate studies. Elements of engineering micrometeorology included in the chapter consist of descriptions of mean wind profiles for various types of terrain, and of the turbulence structure in the atmosphere. Elements of extreme wind climatology are presented for regions dominated by extratropical storms, hurricane-prone regions, and tornado-prone regions. Information is provided on estimates of extreme winds from short records. The second chapter reviews notions of aerodynamics, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and wind tunnel testing. The remainder of the book provides information pertaining to low buildings, tall buildings, slender towers with circular cross-section, hyperbolic cooling towers, and bridges. References are included to numerous primary sources and to pertinent standards and textbooks.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Wind engineering | Load factors | Wind forces | Structural response | Bridge towers | Storms | Climates


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