J Struct Eng (N Y N Y) 2017 ;3
Center for Technology and Systems Management, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, 4298 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20742.
External pressure coefficients specified in the ASCE 7-10 Standard, used to determine design wind pressures for the components and cladding of buildings, are developed from wind tunnel test data that date back 30-50 years. In recent decades, advances in pressure measurement and computer technology have made it possible to obtain simultaneous pressure records, with high sampling rates, at many more wind tunnel pressure taps than was the case in the past. This paper proposes a method to calculate external pressure coefficients using aerodynamic wind tunnel databases such as Tokyo Polytechnic University's large, publicly available database. Read More