• Photo of Wind Protection

    Wind Protection

    For practical design, wind and earthquakes may be treated as horizontal, or lateral, loads. Although wind and seismic loads may have…

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  • Photo of Aerodynamic Analysis of Cable-Suspended Bridges

    Aerodynamic Analysis of Cable-Suspended Bridges

    The wind-induced failure on November 7, 1940, of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the state of Washington shocked the engineering profession.…

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    Determination of Wind Loads

    Wind loading as described in Art. 9.1 is the basis for design wind loads specified in ‘‘Minimum Design Loads for Buildings…

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    Description of Wind Forces

    The magnitude and distribution of wind velocity are the key elements in determining wind design forces. Mountainous or highly developed urban…

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  • Wind and Seismic Stresses

    The AISC ASD specification permits allowable stresses due to wind or earthquake forces, acting alone or in combination with dead…

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    Wind Loads

    Wind loads are randomly applied dynamic loads. The intensity of the wind pressure on the surface of a structure depends on…

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