Wind Loads on Arena Roofs Using Aerodynamic Models

by Daryl W. Boggs, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc, Collins, United States,
Jon A. Peterka, Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc, Collins, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


The concept behind an aerodynamic wind tunnel model used to predict dynamic response to wind excitation is the generalized load in a particular natural mode of vibration is measured , and analytically combined with dynamic properties of the structure can be designed using clasic static analysis. The paper illustrates the application to typical arena structures which have been investigated in the author's wind tunnel laboratory.

Subject Headings: Wind loads | Wind tunnel | Dynamic loads | Static loads | Roofs | Aerodynamics | Wind gusts

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