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Wind Loads on High-Rise Buildings by Using Five Major International Wind Codes and Standards

Authors:

A. U. Weerasuriya ,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, HK
About A. U.
Eng., B.Sc.Eng(Hons), M.Sc. (Moratuwa), AMIE(Sri Lanka), PhD candidate,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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M.T.R. Jayasinghe

University of Moratuwa, LK
About M.T.R.
Eng. (Prof)., B.Sc.Eng(Moratuwa), PhD (Cambridge), C.Eng, MIE(Sri Lanka),
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
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Abstract

A high-rise building of height – 183 m was employed to evaluate similarities and differences of wind load calculations done by using five major wind codes and standards. Evaluation was done in both ultimate and serviceability limit conditions. Member forces in columns, and beams, compressive stress in shear walls and support reactions obtained from finite element modelling was used to assess building responses in ultimate limit condition. Along and across wind, accelerations and drift indices were engaged to estimate serviceability limit state performances. Available 3 second gust wind speeds are converted into mean hourly and 10 minute average wind speeds to calculate wind loads on building. Wind speeds with 5 years return period was used in building acceleration calculation. The simultaneous use of higher terrain-height multiplier and importance factor may be lead to over design, even in cyclone prone areas. The use of post disaster wind speed does not exceed the drift limit but exceeds threshold acceleration value in across insert wind acceleration.

ENGINEER, Vol. 47, No. 03, pp. 13-25, 2014

How to Cite: Weerasuriya, A.U. & Jayasinghe, M.T.R., (2014). Wind Loads on High-Rise Buildings by Using Five Major International Wind Codes and Standards. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 47(3), pp.13–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v47i3.6891
Published on 21 Jul 2014.
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