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Developmental Computer-Based Version of ASCE 7-95 Standard Provisions for Wind Loads.


pdf icon Developmental Computer-Based Version of ASCE 7-95 Standard Provisions for Wind Loads. (2261 K)
Schechter, M. M.; Schechter, E.; Simiu, E.

NIST TN 1415; 55 p. November 1995.

Available from:

Government Printing Office
Order number: SN003-003-03377-4

Keywords:

building technology; aerodynamics; building codes; climatology; structural engineering; wind engineering

Abstract:

This report includes a brief introduction to and description of the wind loading provisions of the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Standard 7-95. An interactive computer program representing those provisions was developed and tested by the authors and NIST staff. The resulting software is included in a diskette presented in this report. Instructions for the user of the program are also included. An appendix contains excerpts from a large number of calculaitons aimed at verifying the performance of the interactive program. Following its completion, the program was submitted for bets-testing by an ASCE-assembled team. The program presented in this report does not reflect the results of that testing, and is not an official version of the ASCE 7-95 Standard. A main purpose of this report is to serve the needs of professionals interested in the application of knowledge systems to the development of computer-based models of standards. [*]Diskette presented in this report (Developmental Version ASCE 7-95, November 1995). AVAILABLE FROM: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Phone: 202/512-1800.[*]