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Wind-Induced Peak Bending Moments in Low-Rise Building Frames



M Gioffre, Mircea Grigoriu, M Kasperski, Emil Simiu


We present a procedure for estimating peaks of non-Gaussian processes representing fluctuating internal forces induced by wind in low-rise building frames. The procedure is designed for inclusion in computer programs that use surface pressure data bases to obtain peak internal forces in frames. In general, the processes of interest are non-Gaussian, and we apply translation models to estimate the distribution of their peaks. To illustrate the procedure we calibrate a translation model to the record of a 1 h time history of the bending moment at the upwind bent of a low-rise frame.
Journal of Engineering Mechanics-ASCE
No. 8


aerodynamics, building technology, non-Gaussian processes, peak values, stochastic processes, structural engineering, wind engineering


Gioffre, M. , Grigoriu, M. , Kasperski, M. and Simiu, E. (2000), Wind-Induced Peak Bending Moments in Low-Rise Building Frames, Journal of Engineering Mechanics-ASCE, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created July 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021