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Time-Dependent Wind Effects: Database-Assisted Design and Estimation of Ultimate Limit States for Rigid and Flexible Structures

Published

Author(s)

Fahim Sadek, Emil Simiu, S Jong, L W. Lu

Abstract

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

Keywords

building codes

Citation

Sadek, F. , Simiu, E. , Jong, S. and Lu, L. (2002), Time-Dependent Wind Effects: Database-Assisted Design and Estimation of Ultimate Limit States for Rigid and Flexible Structures, Styructural Dynamics, International Conference | 4th | Structural Dynamics: EURODYN2002: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Dynamics | Balkema, Munich, GE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860458 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created November 1, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017