Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-88 (formerly ANSI A58.1)

by Kishor C. Mehta, Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, TX,
Richard D. Marshall, Natl. Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD,
Dale C. Perry, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-852-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-852-3 (ISBN-10), 1991, Soft Cover, Pg. 112

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Document Type: Book


The objective of the Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-88 (formerly ANSI A58.1) is to provide guidance in the use of the wind load provisions set forth in ASCE Standard 7-88, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. In order to clearly identify the scope and limitations of this Standard, the Guide first provides a brief review of the background material which forms the basis for the Standard's provisions. It then discusses the general format of an analytical procedure used to determine wind loads and the various wind load parameters involved in this determination such as velocity pressure, gust response factor, and pressure coefficients. This discussion is followed by examples using this analytical procedure to determine wind load. Finally, the Guide presents additional background information on the different wind parameters and a discussion on using the wind-tunnel procedure to determine wind load.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Load factors | Professional societies | Wind pressure | Wind forces | Parameters (statistics) | Dynamic pressure


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