Wind Engineering 1983 3B

Wind Engineering 1983 3B

Proceedings of the Sixth international Conference on Wind Engineering, Gold Coast, Australia, March 21-25, And Auckland, New Zealand, April 6-7 1983; held under the auspices of the International Association for Wind Engineering

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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Wind Engineering 1983, Part B contains the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Wind Engineering, held in Gold Coast, Australia, on March 21-25, 1983 and in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 6-7, 1983 under the auspices of the International Association for Wind Engineering. The conference provided a forum for discussing topics related to wind energy and wind engineering, from bluff body aerodynamics and mathematical models of wind loading to full-scale measurement and modeling of buildings and other structures. Comprised of 37 chapters, this volume begins with a description of two probabilistic wind load models used in assessing the safety indices of structural members in cyclonic and non-cyclonic regions of Australia. The discussion then turns to the effect of uncertainties in wind load estimation on reliability assessments; wind tunnel test program and risk analysis for structural design; and application of wind engineering to low-rise housing. Subsequent sections focus on wind loading of chimneys and cooling towers, bridges, cables and transmission lines, and offshore platforms. The fundamentals of bluff body aerodynamics are also examined, along with mathematical models of wind loading. This monograph will be of interest to students, practitioners, and researchers concerned with wind energy and wind engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Acknowledgments

    Australian Sessions 1 to 19

    Session 1


    Keynote Address - The Relationship of Reliability to Wind Loading

    Session 2 Wind Characteristics: Strong Winds & Tropical Cyclones

    Gradient Height and Velocity Profile During Typhoons

    Comparison of some Ambient and Typhoon Instantaneous Wind Speed Characteristics

    Wind Profiles, Turbulence Intensities and Gust Factors for Design in Typhoonprone Regions

    Spatial Structure of Surface Wind Over the Ocean

    Design Winds for High-Level Sites in New Zealand

    Discussion of Session 2

    Session 3 Wind Characteristics: Long Term Wind Statistics

    Extreme Wind Speeds by Compound Weibull Analysis of Exposure-Corrected Data

    United States Extreme Wind Speeds - A New View

    Statistical Estimation of Direction-Dependent Design Wind Speed

    On the Estimation of Extreme Wind Gusts by Direction Sector

    Design Wind Speeds in Regions Dominated by Tropical Cyclones

    Discussion of Session 3

    Session 4 Wind Loading of Tall Buildings (a)

    The Determination of Modal Forces Acting on Three Buildings Using Wind Tunnel Methods

    On Predicting the Response of Tall Buildings to Wind Excitation

    Wind Induced Torque on Square and Rectangular Building Shapes

    Pressure Fluctuations on Square Prisms, Applicability of Strip and Quasi-Steady Theories

    Discussion of Session 4

    Session 5 Wind Loading of Tall Buildings (b)

    Comparison of Model and Full-Scale Accelerations of a High-Rise Building

    The Influence of Structural Performance on the Distribution of Wind Loads on Buildings

    Studies of Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings Based on Occupants' Reactions

    Control of Tall Buildings Response by Aerodynamic Appendages

    Wind-Induced Static Instability of Cylindrical Shells

    Discussion of Session 5

    Session 6 Wind Loading of Low Rise Structures(a)

    A Full-Scale Study of the Geometric Parameters that Influence Wind Loads on Low-Rise Buildings

    Large Models of Low Rise Buildings Loaded by the Natural Wind

    Simplification of the Dynamic Characteristics of the Wind Loading on a Low-Rise Structure

    Scale Effects in Wind Tunnel Testing of Low Buildings

    Wind Tunnel Measurements of Total Loads on a Mobile Home

    Discussion of Session 6

    Session 7 Wind Loading of Low Rise Structures (b)

    Wind Loads on Permeable Roofing Systems

    Use of Eigenvalues in the Covariance Integration Method for Determination of Wind Load Effects

    Laboratory Simulation of Tornadic Wind Loads on a Rectangular Model Structure

    An Investigation on the Response of Pretensioned One-Way-Type Suspension Roofs to Wind Action

    Aerodynamic Behavior of One-Way Type Hanging Roofs

    Wind Tunnel Studies of Cable Roofs

    Discussion of Session 7

    Session 8 Instrumentation and Experimental Techniques for Wind Loading

    The Base Balance Technique for the Determination of Dynamic Wind Loads

    A Detailed Design Method for Pneumatic Tubing Systems

    A Digital System for the Measurement of Wind Effects on Large Structures

    Active Modeling of Large-Scale Turbulence

    Selection of Local Peak Pressure Coefficients for Wind Tunnel Studies of Buildings

    Discussion of Session 8

    Session 9 Safety and Risk: Wind Codes

    Safety Indices for Wind Loading in Australia

    The Effect of Uncertainties in Wind Load Estimation on Reliability Assessments

    Structural Design Using a Wind Tunnel Test Program and Risk Analysis

    Wind Load Provisions of the New ANSI Standard

    Discussion of Session 9

    Sessions 10 Low Rise Building Wind Resistant Design

    Construction Tradition for Housing Determines Disaster Potential from Severe Tropical Cyclones

    The Impact of Cyclone Isaac on Buildings on Tonga

    Low-Rise Building Design for Hurricane Wind Loads in South Florida

    Application of Wind Engineering to Low Rise Housing

    Testing of a Full Scale House with Simulated Wind Loads

    Discussion of Session 10

    Session 11 Wind Loading of Chimneys and Cooling Towers

    Ovalling of Chimneys: Induced by Vortex Shedding or Self-Excited?

    Aeroelastic Interference Effects Between Slender Structures

    Response of Steel Chimneys with Added Damping

    Simplified Approaches to the Evaluation of the Across-Wind Response of Chimneys

    Some Aspects of the Wind Design of Cooling Towers

    Wind Pressure Distribution Around a Ribless Hyperbolic Cooling Tower

    Discussion of Session 11

    Session 12 Wind Loading of Bridges

    Calculation of the Wind Buffeting of the Lions' Gate Bridge and Comparison with Model Studies

    Measurement and Application of the Aerodynamic Admittance Function for a Box-Girder Bridge

    Pressure Distribution Measurements for Wind Induced Vibrations of Box Girder Bridges

    Control of Wind-Induced Vibrations of Cable-Stayed Bridges

    Wind Tunnel Experiments on the Effects of Turbulence on the Aerodynamic Behavior of Bridge Road Decks

    Discussion of Session 12

    Session 13 Wind Loading of Cables and Transmission Lines

    Some Effects of Turbulence on Power Transfer to an Oscillating Cylinder in a Cross Flow

    Estimation of Conductor Vibration Amplitudes Caused by Aeolian Vibration

    On Vortex Locking-On Phenomenon for a Cable in Linear Shear Flow

    Discussion of Session 13

    Session 14 Wind Loading of Towers and Offshore Platforms

    Full-Scale Measurements of Wind-Induced Response of Sydney Tower

    Role of Damping in Wind Induced Excitation of Towers

    The Assessment of Response of Tall Free-Standing Towers to Along-Wind Loading

    Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Compliant Offshore Platforms Subjected to Fluctuating Wind

    Effect of Tuned Mass Dampers on Wind Induced Response of Tall Buildings

    Discussion of Session 14

    Session 15 Fundamentals of Bluff Body Aerodynamics

    Free-Streeam Turbulence Effects on a Separation Bubble

    Mean Flow Patterns Around Two-Dimensional Rectangular Cylinders and their Interpretation

    Turbulence Effects on some Aerodynamic Parameters of a Circular Cylinder at Super-Critical Reynolds Numbers

    Discussion of Session 15

    Session l6 Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Mathematical Models of Wind Loading

    On Classification of Vortex-Induced Oscillation and its Application for Bridge Structures

    Mathematical Model for Vortex-Induced Oscillations of Continuous Systems with Circular Cross Section

    Trajectories of Flat Plates in Uniform Flow with Application to Wind Generated Missiles

    Reliability of Gust Response Prediction Considering Height Dependent Turbulence Parameters

    Analytical Estimation of the Alongwind Response of Structures

    Discussion of Session l6

    Session 17 Internal Pressures, Natural Ventilation and Heat Losses Due to Wind

    Pressure Response Inside Double Glazed Windows

    Effects of Surrounding Buildings on Wind Pressure Distributions and Ventilative Heat Losses for a Single-Family House

    A Study on the Probabilistic Model of Wind Induced Ventilation

    Ventilation Rates of Two Communicating Low Rise Buildings as Affected by Terrain Roughness

    Non-Linearity of Pressure Differentials Induced by Wind and Mechanical Ventilation

    Discussion of Session 17

    Session 18 Topographic Modeling, Dispersion of Gaseous Pollutants

    Comparison of Simulated and Full-Scale Wind Structure Over a Small Suburban Airport

    Simulations of Regional Atmospheric Flows on Small Scale Topographical Models

    A Review of the Dispersion of Liquefied Gas in the Atmosphere

    Measuring the Distribution of Concentration of Plume and the Experimental Study of its Mathematical Model

    Discussion of Session 18

    Session 19 Wind Environment and Shelter

    A Comparison of Pedestrian Comfort Criteria Applied to a City Center

    Turbulence Characteristics of Wind Flow at Ground Level in Built-Up Area

    Development of Velocity and Shear Stress Distributions in the Wake of a Porous Shelter Fence

    The Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget Behind a Porous Barrier: An Analysis in Streamline Coordinates

    Discussion of Session 19

    New Zealand Sessions 20 to 24

    Session 20 Wind Characteristics: Structure and Statistics(a)

    Characteristics of Wind Profiles Over Complex Terrain

    Wind Characteristics Over Complex Terrain

    On the Spatial Structures of Longitudinal Wind Velocities Near the Ground in Strong Winds

    Discussion of Session 20

    Session 21 Wind Characteristics: Structure and Statistics(b)

    Prediction Method for Surface Wind Velocity Distribution by Means of Regression Analysis of Topographic Effects on Local Wind Speed

    The Influence of Thermal Stability and Angle of Incidence on the Acceleration of Wind Up a Slope

    Escarpment Induced Flow Perturbations, A Comparison of Measurements and Theory

    Discussion of Session 21

    Session 22 Wind Characteristics: Flow Over Hills and Ridges

    The Prediction of Mean Wind Speeds Above Simple 2D Hill Shapes

    Wind-Tunnel and Full-Scale Comparisons of Mean Wind Flow Over an Isolated Low Hill

    Wind Shear Measurements and Synoptic Weather Categories for Siting Large Wind Turbines

    Discussion of Session 22

    Session 23 Wind Power Systems (a)

    Design Characteristics of the Mono Wind Turbine

    Minimum Induced Loss Windmills and Propellers

    The Aerodynamics and Dynamic Analysis of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines

    Discussion of Session 23

    Session 24 Wind Power Systems (b)

    Actuator-Disc Theory for Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines

    Experimental Research on Gyromill Type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Using a Sailwing

    Features to Aid or Enable Self Starting of Fixed Pitch Low Solidity Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

    The Aerodynamic Forces for a Darrieus Rotor with Straight Blades : Wind Tunnel Measurements

    Discussion of Session 24

    Appendix 1 - Minutes of IAWE Steering Committee

    Appendix 2 - Members of the Conference Organizing Committee

    Appendix 3 - Conference Delegates

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  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601261

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