Analysis of tornado-induced pressures and internal forces of a building frame

Changda Feng, Xinzhong Chen, Daan Liang

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Abstract

This study presents an analysis and characterization of dynamic tornado-induced pressures and internal forces of a low-rise building frame model using measurement data obtained from a tornado simulator. The time-varying mean and covariance of pressure are evaluated based on wavelet transform. The building frame responses are calculated from the statistics of pressures, and the equivalent static wind loads (ESWLs) causing peak responses are defined. The effect of translation speed of tornado vortex on frame responses is also explored. Finally, the tornado-induced responses are compared with those from ASCE 7-10.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2017
Event9th Asia Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2017 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Dec 3 2017Dec 7 2017

Conference

Conference9th Asia Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, APCWE 2017
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period12/3/1712/7/17

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