Measurements of wind induced displacements and accelerations of a 57 storey building in Toronto, Canada

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ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd Colloquium on Industrial Aerodynamics: 14 June 1978, Aachen, Germany
Pages6778; # of pages: 12
Subjectwind tunnel tests; wind action; wind velocity; displacement (movement); Air flow/Wind pressure; essai en soufflerie; action du vent; vitesse du vent; translation
AbstractThis report presents typical measurements of wind-induced movements in the Bank of Commerce Building in Toronto, Canada, part of a long-term project to assess the validity of current wind tunnel techniques in building design. Since current design procedures are based mainly on results from wind tunnel experiments, some full-scale verification is deemed essential. The report concludes with a preliminary assessment of the correlations between measured building movements, those predicted from wind tunnel tests performed for the building design, and displacements computed by the detailed procedure contained in Supplement No. 4 to the National Building Code of Canada, 1977 Edition.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number17152
NPARC number20377435
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