Wind design spectra for generalisation

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Previous research has shown that wind acceleration components produce a signal that can vibrate single-degree of-freedom oscillators, whose dynamic responses enable to configure design spectra for structures subject to wind. These wind design spectra present an alternative method for evaluating the dynamic response of structures to wind and are a suitable tool for running modal analyses. Here, a generalised method for producing wind design spectra is proposed. The method consists of scaling existing spectra to adjust to a wider range of building properties and terrain conditions. The modelling technique is tested on a benchmark building to prove that its results are consistent with experimental evidence reported in the past.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-163
JournalWind and Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2020


  • performance-based design
  • wind aerodynamics
  • wind design spectra
  • wind loading


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