A computer-assisted wind load evaluation system for the design of cladding of spatial structures

Y. Uematsu, R. Tsuruishi, T. Hongo, H. Kikuchi

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Abstract

The present paper describes a computer-assisted wind load evaluation system for the design of cladding of spatial structures, using an artificial neural network (ANN) and time-series simulation technique. First, a series of wind tunnel experiments are carried out, and the statistics of the wind pressures are stored in a database. Next, an ANN is constructed, which predicts the statistics of pressure coefficients at arbitrary points. Finally, a time series of wind pressure is numerically simulated based on an FFT approach. The system can be applied to a risk consistent design as well as to a fatigue design of the cladding. Focus is on spherical domes and vaulted roofs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007 - St. Julians, Malta
Duration: 2007 Sep 182007 Sep 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007

Other

Other11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007
CountryMalta
CitySt. Julians
Period07/9/1807/9/21

Keywords

  • Aerodynamic database
  • Artificial neural network
  • Cladding
  • Load evaluation system
  • Spatial structures
  • Time- series simulation
  • Wind tunnel experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering

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    Uematsu, Y., Tsuruishi, R., Hongo, T., & Kikuchi, H. (2007). A computer-assisted wind load evaluation system for the design of cladding of spatial structures. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007 (Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Civil-Comp 2007).