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Discussion of Definition of Wind Profiles in ASCE 7 by Yin Zhou and Ahsan Kareem

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Author(s)

Emil Simiu, Fahim Sadek, Michael A. Riley

Abstract

The discussion presents a critique of a paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering, Aug. 2002, pp. 1082-1086. The main points of the discussion are: (1) the ASCE Standard definition of wind profiles is inconsistent with the ASCE definition of the ratio between peak gust speeds and mean wind speeds, and (2) it is desirable for the ASCE Standard to adopt the more scientifically based logarithmic description of wind profiles, which has already been adopted by the Australian Standard and the Eurocode.
Citation
Journal of Structural Engineering-Asce
Volume
129
Issue
No. 11

Keywords

building technology, logarithmic law, power law meteorology structural enginee, wind forces

Citation

Simiu, E. , Sadek, F. and Riley, M. (2003), Discussion of Definition of Wind Profiles in ASCE 7 by Yin Zhou and Ahsan Kareem, Journal of Structural Engineering-Asce (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created November 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017