Study of Failures of Towers and Tall Buildings Under Wind Loading

by Xiangting Zhang, Tongji Univ, Shanghai, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


In this paper, two kinds of wind-excited limit states on a tall structure are investigated and corresponding formulae for the limit wind pressures are presented. In solving the wind-excited vibration of structure in limit state which is both random and nonlinear, a new stochastic linearization method based on energy proposed by author has also been adopted. Numerical computations of limit wind pressures for real structures show a good agreement with those obtained from actual record.

Subject Headings: Wind pressure | Wind loads | Stochastic processes | Failure analysis | Structural analysis | Limit states | High-rise buildings

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