Research review : North and South America (Wind effects on tall buildings)

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ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Planning and Design of Tall Buildings: 1972-08, Pennsylvania, USA
Pages383398; # of pages: 16
Subjectwind action; high rise buildings; wind tunnels; bibliographies; north america; south america; Air flow/Wind pressure
AbstractThe current status of North and South American research on the prediction of tall building behaviour in response to wind is reviewed under the headings, meteorological research on wind structure and climate, full-scale tests, development of wind tunnel techniques, and simplified prediction formulae for gust effects. The need for cooperation in gathering and applying both full-scale and wind tunnel data is stressed. Over forty references published in the last ten years are given, arranged chronologically under each of the four main headings.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number13570
NPARC number20374094
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Record identifier94a46fda-f35b-4415-853d-00ab66e52b80
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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