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National Institute of Standards and Technology. Workshop on Research Needs in Wind Engineering. Proceedings. September 12-13, 1994. Gaithersburg, Maryland.


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Marshall, R. D.

NISTIR 5597; February 1995.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Workshop on Research Needs in Wind Engineering. Proceedings. September 12-13, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 75 pp, 1995.

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-189528

Keywords:

building technology; codes; standards; hurricanes; meteorology; technology transfer; tornadoes; wind climate; wind disasters; wind engineering; wind research; wind tunnels

Abstract:

This report presents findings and recommendations developed at a workshop on research needs in wind engineering convened at Gaithersburg, Maryland, on September 12-13, 1994. Representatives from universities, the private sector, and Federal agencies currently engaged in or otherwise supporting wind engineering research presented program overviews and participated in working group sessions addressing various aspects of wind engineering research and wind disaster mitigation. Research needs and topics for technology transfer were identified and prioritized. It was concluded that current funding of wind engineering research in the United States falls far short of what is needed to effectively address the problem of spiraling losses due to wind damage. There is, however, considerable wind engineering knowledge now available for implementation by the model building codes and by the building industry in general. This implementation will require coordination of the efforts of industry, universities, and State and Federal agencies, along with appropriate funding.