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Publication Citation: Comparison of Wind Loading Estimates Based on Extreme Speeds and Squares of Extreme Speeds

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Author(s): Emil Simiu; A N. Heckert; James J. Filliben;
Title: Comparison of Wind Loading Estimates Based on Extreme Speeds and Squares of Extreme Speeds
Published: June 01, 1999
Abstract: The hypothesis that better estimates of wind force extremes are obtained by analyzing time series of squares of wind speeds, rather than time series of wind speeds, has been considered in the engineering literature. We present results of Monte Carlo simulations, from which we conclude that the hypothesis does not appear to have merit. The results also suggest the possible use of comparisons between percentage point estimates based on wind speeds and on squares of wind speeds as a means for deciding on an appropriate probabilistic description of extreme wind speeds.
Conference: ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference
Proceedings: 13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference
Dates: June 13-16, 1999
Keywords: building technology;extreme value statistics;structural engineering;wind engineering;wind forces
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research