Overall building load measurements in the field

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An experiment to measure the overall loads on the Texas Tech Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory (WERFL) has been performed for a limited number of angles of attack. Results of the experiment include total alongwind force, acrosswind force, uplift, overturning moment, rocking moment, and torsion. The measured forces and moments are compared to the forces specified in ASCE 7-93 (1993) and ASCE 7-95 (1995) standards. This comparison indicates that the forces specified in the standards are conservative.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2) - Portland, OR, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1997Apr 16 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 15th Structures Congress. Part 2 (of 2)
CityPortland, OR, USA


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