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Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design

American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN (PDF): 9780784482186

Abstract

Prepared by the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design presents recommended alternatives to the prescriptive procedures for wind design of buildings contained in the nationally adopted standard Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE 7) and in the International Building Code (IBC). Developed as a response to increasing interest in performance-based design (PBD)– this prestandard aids in resolving conflicts in performance objectives that exist when using prescriptive procedures for the wind design and performance-based procedures for seismic design of individual buildings. It facilitates design of more efficient buildings that adhere to desired building functionality requirements and reduce property damage from wind while meeting public safety and performance requirements. Major innovations introduced include nonlinear dynamic analysis for wind design, limited inelasticity in the Main Wind Force Resisting System elements, system-based performance criteria, and enhanced design criteria for the building envelope.

This document will be of benefit to structural engineers, architects, building component and cladding specifiers/designers, and building officials engaged in the wind design and review of buildings. The prestandard also benefits building owners and developers, as well as the general public.

  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    pp. 1 - 6
  • Chapter 2 Design Process

    pp. 7 - 14
  • Chapter 3 Risk Category

    pp. 15 - 18
  • Chapter 4 Performance Objectives

    pp. 19 - 21
  • Chapter 5 Wind Demand Characterization

    pp. 22 - 33
  • Chapter 6 Modeling and Analysis

    pp. 34 - 49
  • Chapter 7 Acceptance Criteria: Main Wind Force Resisting System (MWFRS)

    pp. 50 - 64
  • Chapter 8 Acceptance Criteria: Building Envelope Systems Criteria

    pp. 65 - 92
  • Chapter 9 Project Review

    pp. 93 - 99
  • Appendix A Method 1: Analytical Procedure for Continuous Occupancy Performance Objective

    pp. 100 - 102
  • Appendix B Conditional Probability Assessment Procedure to Validate Collapse-Resistance and System Reliability of Structures to Wind Loading

    pp. 103 - 108
  • Appendix C Method 3: Fully Coupled Assessment Method to Validate Collapse-Resistance and System Reliability of Structures to Wind Loading

    pp. 109 - 111
  • Appendix D Effective Strategies to Reduce Dynamic Wind-Induced Response

    pp. 112 - 113