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Human comfort assessment of buildings subjected to nondeterministic wind dynamic loadings


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais, , n. 4, v. 13
DOI: 10.1590/s1983-41952020000400002

A reliable human comfort assessment depends on the correct description of the wind dynamic loads when compared with studies of natural wind. Thus, in this research work an analysis methodology was developed aiming to generate nondeterministic dynamic wind loadings, based on a power spectral density function and coherence function. This way, aiming to test the developed analysis methodology, a forced vibration dynamic analysis was carried out, based on a three-dimensional finite element model developed to represent a real and existing thirty-storey reinforced concrete building, with total height of 90 m, store height equal to 3 m and rectangular dimensions of 21.50 m by 17.30 m. The dynamic structural response of the investigated building was evaluated, the accelerations at the top of the structure were calculated and the human comfort was verified. The results obtained along this research work indicate that the peak accelerations calculated for periods of recurrence equal to 10 years and 1 year, respectively, overpass the recommended limits proposed by the NBR 6123 and ISO 10137.


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