Techniques for Predicting Cladding Design Wind Pressures

    Volume 4, Issue 9 (October 2007)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 20 September 2007

    Page Count: 12


    Browne, Matthew
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    Irwin, Peter
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    Garber, Jason
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    Cicci, Michael
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    Dale, Jan
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    Parnell, Russ
    Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Guelph, Ontario

    (Received 3 November 2006; accepted 23 August 2007)

    Abstract

    With advances in wind tunnel methodologies in recent years, the measurement of wind loads on wind tunnel models of buildings and structures can be carried out with a high degree of accuracy. These results lead to more economical and risk-consistent structural designs than do code calculation methods. Five topics related to the prediction of cladding design wind pressures are examined in this paper: (1) wind tunnel testing and analysis methods, (2) integration of wind tunnel data with the full-scale wind climate, (3) evaluation of internal pressures, (4) duration of constant wind pressure for determining the load resistance of glass, and (5) computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


    Paper ID: JAI100862

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100862

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    Title Techniques for Predicting Cladding Design Wind Pressures
    Symposium Repair, Retrofit and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems, 2006-10-22
    Committee E06