Building Design for Wind Forces

by: Rima Taher, Ph.D., P.E.


Abstract: Expert coverage of ASCE 7-16–compliant, wind-resistant engineering methods for low-rise and standard multistory buildings Design and construct safer buildings that will better withstand extreme wind forces using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive engineering guide. Written by a recognized structural design expert, the book explains the general concepts and principles involved in the design of buildings and structures for wind forces. Structural systems used to resist wind forces are outlined and explained, in the context of both low-rise and high-rise buildings. Building Design for Wind Forces provides easy-to-follow summaries of complex ASCE 7-16 wind load provisions and shows how to apply the corresponding design procedures using practical examples. A detailed discussion of typical structural damage caused by extreme wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes is presented along with design recommendations. Current wind engineering activities and recent research developments are discussed, and a general overview of wind tunnel procedures and an introduction to the concept of Database-Assisted Design (DAD) are provided. Building Design for Wind Forces covers: • Wind forces and wind effects on buildings and structures • Wind load provisions of the ASCE 7-16 standard • Damage to structures caused by extreme wind events • Wind engineering activities and research trends • Structural systems for lateral loads • Tall buildings • Wind design procedures and wind load parameters • Wind loads on the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) • Wind loads on Components and Cladding (C&C) • Wind loads on building appurtenances and other structures • Wind tunnels and the wind tunnel procedure • Database-Assisted Design (DAD)
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Title: Building Design for Wind Forces

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2019 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259860805

Authors:

Rima Taher, Ph.D., P.E. is a Senior University Lecturer at New Jersey Institute of Technology and also practices as a civil/structural engineer through her own consulting firm in New Jersey. She has authored or co-authored several books on structural technology for architects, and has participated in research work in the field of building design for high winds and hurricanes and published articles on the subject. Dr. Taher is currently serving as president of the North Jersey chapter of the ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute (SEI).

Description: Expert coverage of ASCE 7-16–compliant, wind-resistant engineering methods for low-rise and standard multistory buildings Design and construct safer buildings that will better withstand extreme wind forces using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive engineering guide. Written by a recognized structural design expert, the book explains the general concepts and principles involved in the design of buildings and structures for wind forces. Structural systems used to resist wind forces are outlined and explained, in the context of both low-rise and high-rise buildings. Building Design for Wind Forces provides easy-to-follow summaries of complex ASCE 7-16 wind load provisions and shows how to apply the corresponding design procedures using practical examples. A detailed discussion of typical structural damage caused by extreme wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes is presented along with design recommendations. Current wind engineering activities and recent research developments are discussed, and a general overview of wind tunnel procedures and an introduction to the concept of Database-Assisted Design (DAD) are provided. Building Design for Wind Forces covers: • Wind forces and wind effects on buildings and structures • Wind load provisions of the ASCE 7-16 standard • Damage to structures caused by extreme wind events • Wind engineering activities and research trends • Structural systems for lateral loads • Tall buildings • Wind design procedures and wind load parameters • Wind loads on the Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS) • Wind loads on Components and Cladding (C&C) • Wind loads on building appurtenances and other structures • Wind tunnels and the wind tunnel procedure • Database-Assisted Design (DAD)