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.
Proceedings Title: Styructural Dynamics, International Conference | 4th | Structural Dynamics: EURODYN2002: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Dynamics | Balkema
Conference Dates: September 2-5, 2002
Conference Location: Munich, GE
Conference Title: European Conference on Structural Dynamics
Pub Type: Conferences