Measurement of structural wind loads using the high frequency pressure integration method Conference

cited authors

  • Irwin, PA; Kochanski, WW

fiu authors


  • The application of the high-frequency pressure integration (HFPI) method to measure structural wind loads is described using a measuring system with 192 pressure transducer channels previously described by Steckley et al (1992). It is compared with the high-frequency force balance (HFFB) method, the standard approach since the early 1980's for determining overall loads on tall buildings. The number of pressure taps needed to measure the overall loads accurately is a function of the complexity of the building shape and the way the taps are distributed. Because the comparison is intended for buildings of relatively simple shape, the pressure taps were distributed with approximately uniform spacing, avoiding close proximity to corners.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995

start page

  • 1631

end page

  • 1634


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