Wind effects on tall buildings
Wind interacts with earth-bound buildings to produce both static and dynamic effects on the building. These include stressing of the primary frame through over all action of wind pressures, local loading of cladding panels and glass lights, and oscillation of tall buildings at their natural frequency through the phenomena of vortex shedding and galloping. On the other hand, buildings can modify the wind and cause an unpleasant or dangerous environment for pedestrians. All of the foregoing effects increase in intensity as building heights increase and are increased by the distributions of turbulence ...
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