CE 256 - Part 2 Wind Effects, Session 7

Today is our last session about wind effects.  I gave the 2nd long exam which involved determination of design wind forces on a borderline-high-rise building on a topographic feature and with a monoslope roof.  After the exam, I talked very briefly about overall design for wind effects - load combinations, wind directions, use of wind tunnel testing, more on natural frequency and damping estimates, occupant comfort, reducing wind-induced vibrations via use of dampers, and so on.  This CE 256 class will start on earthquake effects next Saturday.