Dynamic response produced by the action of randomly gusting wind on tall and flexible structures is a matter of continuing concern to structural engineers. The gust response factor (GRF) is a measure of the effective dynamic load due to wind gusts and is intended to translate the dynamic response produced by gust loading into quasi-static design loads. Two objectives are addressed in this paper: (1) to asses the sensitivity of the GRF to various structural properties and wind characteristics, and (2) to compare GRF values that are obtained using procedures recommended in the American (ANSI, 1982), Australian (SAA, 1983), and Canadian (NRCC, 1985) standards.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Texas Civil Engineer|
|State||Published - Jun 1987|