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Publication Citation: Time-Dependent Wind Effects: Database-Assisted Design and Estimation of Ultimate Limit States for Rigid and Flexible Structures

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Author(s): Fahim Sadek; Emil Simiu; S Jong; L W. Lu;
Title: Time-Dependent Wind Effects: Database-Assisted Design and Estimation of Ultimate Limit States for Rigid and Flexible Structures
Published: November 01, 2002
Abstract: We describe the database-assisted design approach for wind loading, and its application for estimating limit states including ultimate limit states for low-rise buildings and tall buildings experiencing along-wind, across-wind, and torsional dynamic effects. Database-assisted designs account for the temporal and spatial variation of wind effects and can result in far more risk-consistent, safe, and economical structures than those based on conventional standard provisions. Structural reliability methods are currently applied to database-assisted designs with a view to developing improved estimates of probabilities of failure under wind loads.
Conference: European Conference on Structural Dynamics
Proceedings: Styructural Dynamics, International Conference | 4th | Structural Dynamics: EURODYN2002: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Dynamics | Balkema
Location: Munich, GE
Dates: September 2-5, 2002
Keywords: building codes
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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