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Author Irwin, Peter (Peter A.)

Title Wind tunnel testing of high-rise buildings : an output of the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group / Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon & David Scott
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series CTBUH technical guides
Contents 1. Introduction -- Basis of Design -- Wind Climate -- 2. Nature of Wind Effects -- Planetary Boundary Layer and Wind Turbulence -- Mean and Fluctuating Loads -- Along-wind, Crosswind, and Torsional Loading -- Background and Resonant Loads -- Serviceability Accelerations -- Vortex Excitation -- Aerodynamic Damping and Galloping -- Cladding Loads -- Reynolds Number Effects -- 3. Wind Tunnel Testing Methods -- Simulation of the Natural Wind at Small Scale -- Test Methods to Determine Wind Loads on the Structural System -- Aeroelastic Model Testing -- Test Methods to Determine Cladding Loads -- Other Types of Wind Related Studies -- 4. Prediction of Load Effects for Strength Design and Serviceability -- Structural Properties of the Building -- Load Effects -- Non-Directional Method -- Sector Velocity Method -- Extreme Load Effect Method -- Upcrossing Methods -- 5. Format for Comparing Wind Tunnel Results -- Types of Comparison -- Wind Climate Models, Velocity Profiles, and Turbulence -- Aerodynamic Data -- Predicted Building Response Variations -- Responses Versus Return Period -- Quality Assurance -- 6. Use of Wind Tunnel Results -- CTBUH Height Criteria -- 100 Tallest Buildings in the World -- CTBUH Organization and Members
Summary Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood by the designers using the results. As a direct result, the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Structural analysis (Engineering)
Tall buildings -- Aerodynamics.
Tall buildings -- Design and construction.
Wind tunnel testing.
Structural analysis (Engineering)
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Construction -- General.
Tall buildings -- Aerodynamics.
Tall buildings -- Design and construction.
Wind tunnel testing.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Denoon, Roy.
Scott, David (Structural engineer)
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Wind Engineering Working Group.
LC no. 2013018200
ISBN 1315879522