STP1493

    Techniques for Predicting Cladding Design Wind Pressures

    Published: Jan 2009


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    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).

    Keywords:

    cladding design, wind tunnels, wind climate, internal pressures, load duration, CFD


    Author Information:

    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


    Paper ID: STP47765S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP47765S


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