Accession Number : AD0691699

Title :   WIND EFFECTS ON STRUCTURES,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Korbacher,G. K.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Wind exposed structures in general and high buildings of conventional or unorthodox shape in particular are known to suffer from quite a number of wind load problems. These may affect usuage and functions of the building, human comfort in and around it, design of glass panels and curtain walls, location of heating and ventilation duct inlets and outlets and the structure's design loads and safe life. Where analytical treatments are inappropriate or become too complex for supplying answers to such problems, wind tunnel model testing-provided proper simulation of the characteristics of the natural wind can be achieved on the model - is the most promising approach. Lately, apart from testing rigid models, also aeroelastic models of structures are wind tunnel tested to furnish data on wind excited motions and harmonic oscillations of aeroelastically soft full scale structures as a function of speed and direction of the natural wind. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURES, *WIND), (*BUILDINGS, WIND), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, VELOCITY, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, MODEL TESTS, BOUNDARY LAYER, TURBULENCE, AEROELASTICITY, CANADA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE