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Interpolation Procedures for Database-Assisted Design



Joseph A. Main


Database-assisted design (DAD) is a methodology of designing structures for wind loads that makes direct use of pressure time series from wind tunnel tests. This paper presents interpolation procedures that enable application of the DAD approach for cases in which a wind tunnel model with matching dimensions is not available in the aerodynamic database. The procedures make use of pressures measured on models with differing dimensions by scaling the pressure tap coordinates to match the dimensions of the structure of interest. A fairly simple multi-dimensional interpolation scheme is presented to estimate peak responses for the structure of interest from peak responses computed using pressure measurements from several different building models. Several interpolation test cases are presented, which indicate that the proposed methodology can give quite accurate predictions of peak structural responses.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Wind Engineering |12th| | 2007 |
Conference Dates
July 1-6, 2007
Conference Location
Cairns, AS
Conference Title
International Conference on Wind Engineering


Main, J. (2007), Interpolation Procedures for Database-Assisted Design, Proceedings of the International Conference on Wind Engineering |12th| | 2007 |, Cairns, AS, [online], (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created July 1, 2007, Updated February 19, 2017