Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood by the designers using the results. As a direct result, the CTBUH Wind Engineering Working Group was formed to develop a concise guide for the non-specialist.
The primary goal of this guide is to provide an overview of the wind tunnel testing process for design professionals. This knowledge allows readers to ask the correct questions of their wind engineering consultants throughout the design process. This is not an in-depth guide to the technical intricacies of wind tunnel testing, it focusses instead on the information the design community needs, including:
This unique book is an essential guide for all designers of tall buildings, and anyone else interested in the process of wind tunnel testing for tall buildings.Biografía del autor:
Peter Irwin is a Principal of Rowan, Williams, Davies and Irwin, Inc. with experience in wind engineering that dates back to 1974.
Roy Denoon has been responsible for numerous tall building projects throughout the world and now leads CPP’s structural wind engineering group.
David Scott is currently the structural director of the Engineering Excellence Team at Laing O’Rourke, and David is also a past Chairman of the CTBUH (2006–2009).
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