Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

This major qualifying project investigates wind loading and structural design of a triangular-shaped 5-story building in San Francisco. Finite Element Method (FEM) software, ANSYS 19.1 is adopted to create a virtual wind tunnel test in accordance with ASCE 7-16 and ASCE 49-12. This project focuses on simulating two types of wind-tunnel test, Rigid Pressure Model Technique and High-Frequency Base-Balance (Time-Domain Analysis) Technique. Of those two techniques, the final structural design in based on the Rigid Pressure Model Technique.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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