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Recent and Current Wind Engineering Research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology



Dat Duthinh, Jianghua Ke, Marc L. Levitan, Long T. Phan, Adam L. Pintar, Emil Simiu, DongHun Yeo


This paper briefly reviews recent and current National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research aimed at improving standard provisions and advancing structural design practice for wind loads. The research covers: (i) New wind speed maps for the conterminous United States; (ii) Risk-consistent estimation of wind load factors for use with the wind tunnel procedure; (iii) Modern peaks-over-threshold approaches to estimation of peak wind effects; (iv) User-friendly procedures for the database-assisted design of rigid and flexible structures; (v) Novel approaches to codification of pressures on cladding and components; (vi) Modern modeling of synoptic storm planetary boundary layers and its implications for super-tall building design; (vii) Computational Wind Engineering (CWE); (viii) Tornado climatology and development of tornado-resistant design methodologies; (ix) Joint climatology of wind speeds and storm surge heights, and estimates of their combined effects on structures.
Journal of Structural Engineering-ASCE


cladding and components, computational wind engineering, data-assisted design, peaks over threshold, super-tall buildings, synoptic storms, storm surge, tornadoes, wind loads, wind speed maps.


Duthinh, D. , Ke, J. , Levitan, M. , Phan, L. , Pintar, A. , Simiu, E. and Yeo, D. (2018), Recent and Current Wind Engineering Research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Journal of Structural Engineering-ASCE, [online], (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created September 23, 2018, Updated August 17, 2020