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Wind Engineering. Report of Task Committee D.

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Main, J. A.; Sarkar, P.; Caracoglia, L.; Okuda, Y.; Murakoshi, J.; Togashi, M.; Kikitsu, H.; Josen, Y.

Technical Memorandum of PWRI 4075; Report of Task Committee D;

Wind and Seismic Effects. U.S./Japan Natural Resources Development Program (UJNR). Joint Meeting, 39th. Technical Memorandum of PWRI 4075. Proceedings. May 14-16, 2007, Tsukuba, Japan, 462-463 pp, 2007.


wind effects; seismic design; information dissemination; planning


To exchange technical information and to jointly plan, promote, and foster research and dissemination, in order to improve understanding of wind and its effects on structures, to establish more rational wind-resistant design procedures for structures, and to contribute collaboratively and synergistically to wind hazard mitigation. Specific objectives for the Task Committee include: (1) Strategically and collaboratively, identify research needs in wind hazard mitigation in the areas of new technology, basic and applied research in wind and structural engineering, and in social and economic impacts of wind events. (2) Facilitate cooperation and collaborative research between U.S. and Japanese researchers in wind engineering. (3) Identify and exchange successes in wind engineering and wind hazard mitigation. The scope of the US-Japan collaboration includes: (1) Characterization of strong wind, especially boundary layer extreme winds. (2) The study of wind effects including wind loading on and wind-induced response of structures. (3) Performance of experimental and analytical research to predict wind effects. (4) Performance of damage surveys, and wind hazard and risk assessments. (5) Development of new technologies for wind hazard mitigation.