FAILURES OF STRUCTURES DUE TO EXTREME WINDS.

Joseph E. Minor, Kishor C. Mehta, James R. McDonald

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Abstract

The responses of engineered structures to extreme winds are characterized. It is shown how pre-engineered buildings experience wind induced progressive failures because of overhead doors which are not designed as integral parts of the structure. Failures in pre-engineered buildings include buckling of purlins and girts throughout the structure due to wind induced outward pressures, and buckling of purlins spanning between end frames and first interior frames due to wind induced axial load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2455-2471
Number of pages17
JournalASCE J Struct Div
Volume98
Issue numberST11
StatePublished - 1972

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    Minor, J. E., Mehta, K. C., & McDonald, J. R. (1972). FAILURES OF STRUCTURES DUE TO EXTREME WINDS. ASCE J Struct Div, 98(ST11), 2455-2471.