Geometrical and structural characteristics and wind resistant design method of spatial structures constructed in Japan

Yasushi Uematsu, Takayuki Sone, Masumi Noguchi

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Abstract

The geometry, structural characteristics and wind resistant design method of spatial structures constructed in Japan in the last two decades have been investigated, based on a literature survey as well as on a questionnaire answered by structural engineers at some construction companies. Regarding the wind resistant design, focus is on the method of wind load estimation used in the practical design. The results indicate that the structural characteristics, such as the first natural frequency and damping factor, depend not only on the geometry of the structure but also on the structural system. Various methods were used for estimating the design wind load. In many cases, however, the gust effect factor approach has been used, particularly since the AIJ Recommendations for Loads on Buildings was revised in 1993 and the specification of gust effect factor was provided for beams supporting flat roofs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul

Keywords

  • Geometry
  • Questionnaire
  • Review
  • Spatial structure
  • Structural characteristics
  • Wind resistant design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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