Tornadic loads on structures.

K. C. Mehta, J. R. McDonald, J. E. Minor

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Tornadoes are violent and destructive weather phenomena. They damage buildings through three principal mechanisms: (i) wind-induced forces, (ii) atmospheric pressure change (APC)-induced forces, and (iii) missile impact forces. Tornado parameters of wind velocities and atmospheric pressure change are described in engineering terms to provide loadings for structural design. Some special design considerations which should be examined for structural desin of tornado resistant structure are also discussed. (A)

Original languageEnglish
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StatePublished - 1976


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