Correlation of the components of wind-loading on tall buildings

S. T. Thoroddsen*, J. A. Peterka, J. E. Cermak

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The correlation of the three moment components of wind loading on high-rise buildings is studied. Wind-tunnel measurements of two overturning moments and a torsional moment were used to calculate cross-correlations, joint-probability densities and coherence between all three components. Four different building cross-sectional shapes were studied. The overturning moment loading on two rectangular buildings were found to be not significantly correlated. Wind loading on a parallelogram and a triangle was highly correlated between all three components. Surrounding buildings may in some cases increase the correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-360
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering


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