Wind-Induced Peak Bending Moments in Low-Rise Building Frames.
Wind-Induced Peak Bending Moments in Low-Rise Building
Gioffre, M.; Grigoriu, M.; Kasperski, M.; Simiu, E.
Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 126, No. 8,
879-881, August 2000.
wind effects; computer programs; building frames;
We present a procedure for estimating peaks of
non-Gaussian processes representing fluctuating internal
forces induced by wind in low-rise building frames. The
procedure is designed for inclusion in computer programs
that use surface pressure databases to obtain peak
internal forces in frames. In general, the processes of
interest are non-Gaussian, and we apply translation
models to estimate the distribution af their peaks. To
illustrate the procedure we calibrate a translation
model to the record of a 1 h time history of the bending
moment at the upwind bent of a low-rise frame.