Recent severe windstorms have shown the importance of internal building pressures on the failure of building cladding, roofs, and in some cases the entire building. In the past, building codes have given minimal attention to the factors influencing internal building pressures. To better identify the factors contributing to internal-pressure effects, comparative research is conducted on a wind-tunnel model and a full-scale building by researchers at Colorado State University and Texas Tech University. Authors of the ASCE 7-95 model wind-loading standard (ASCE, 1995) have applied results of this study in specifying larger internal pressures for designs intended to better protect buildings against the effects of high winds.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Portland, OR, USA|
Duration: Apr 13 1997 → Apr 16 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2)|
|City||Portland, OR, USA|
|Period||04/13/97 → 04/16/97|