A procedure is described for the design of rigid buildings for wind loading. The procedure, based on the database-assisted design (DAD) approach, uses measured pressure time series in conjunction with influence coefficients obtained by linear, static structural analysis. Peak responses with specified return period are evaluated on the basis of the probability distributions of directional extreme wind speeds at the site of interest. The requisite computations are presented in matrix notation to facilitate efficient implementation, including automatic assignment of tributary areas of pressure taps to the wind force resisting system. An example is presented to illustrate the application of the procedure, and the software developed on the basis of this work is available upon request.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings| 6th| Wind Engineering
Conference Dates: September 12-14, 2005
Conference Location: Seoul, KO
Conference Title: Asia-Pacific Conference
Pub Type: Conferences
aerodynamic database, pressure time series, rigid building, structural design, wind loads