Albano, Leonard D.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering