Characteristics of wind forces acting on external wall binders of high-rise buildings from the viewpoint of fatigue damage

Hiroshi Terazaki, Uematsu Yasushi

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Abstract

The present paper discusses the characteristics of wind forces acting on the external wall binders of a high-rise building based on the results of a wind tunnel experiment from the viewpoint of fatigue damage. Special attention is paid to the binders connecting the external curtain walls and the structural frames. A wind force direction conversion factor for the relation between wind force and member stress is introduced into the fatigue evaluation together with the normalization of stresses. Furthermore, a discussion is also made of the influence of mean stress on the fatigue damage, which depends on the wind direction and speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Volume80
Issue number708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Cladding and components
  • External wall
  • External wall binder
  • Fatigue damage
  • High-rise building
  • Wind tunnel experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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