Into the Tunnel

by Dirk Sutro, Freelance Writer; Leucadia, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 6, Pg. 36-41

Document Type: Feature article


Technological advances in wind tunnel testing and computer-aided design programs are enabling engineers to create taller and more aesthetically interesting buildings than ever before. The combined technology enables designers to test more variations in less time, resulting in safer and more efficient and cost-conscious structures.

Subject Headings: Wind tunnel | Structural safety | Computer aided design | Building design | Tunnels | Benefit cost ratios | Aesthetics

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