Have wind design provisions become too complicated? a look at the progression of design provisions for mid-rise buildings

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dc.contributor.author Morgan, Jessica L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-26T14:36:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-26T14:36:44Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-26T14:36:44Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1513
dc.description.abstract Wind pressures affect buildings of all shapes and sizes. Standards and codes have been published that instruct engineers and designers how to account for the wind loads interacting with structures. As further research on wind interaction with buildings is completed, more provisions and requirements are added to the codes and standards. At what point do the provision modifications and additions become more complicated than they need to be for a safe, effective building design? This report evaluates the progression of wind provisions through codes and standards since the early 1900’s. Then a detailed review of the current ASCE 7-05 Analytical Procedure design provisions is completed. Specifically, this report focuses on mid-rise structures 60 feet to 180 feet in height, located in the Midwest region of the United States. Following this in depth review of the ASCE 7 Standard, two studies are carried out. The studies were developed in order to assess the following two ideas: Have the wind load provisions become too complicated? Should there be a simplified procedure for mid-rise buildings? en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Wind loads en
dc.subject Building codes en
dc.subject Standards en
dc.title Have wind design provisions become too complicated? a look at the progression of design provisions for mid-rise buildings en
dc.type Report en
dc.description.degree Master of Science en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science en
dc.description.advisor Kimberly W. Kramer en
dc.subject.umi Engineering, Civil (0543) en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en

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