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Assessment of TC-Dominated Extreme Wind in the Scenario of Climate Change for Wind-Resistant Design of Super-Tall Buildings

YC He1 and QS Li2*

1Joint Research Center for Engineering Structure Disaster Prevention and Control, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China

2Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Corresponding Author

Received Date: March 02, 2020;  Published Date: May 05, 2020


There is a fast development of super-tall buildings during the last decades especially in coastal regions where tropical cyclone (TC) may attack frequently. Owing to their high flexibility, these structures become considerably sensitive to wind, and windresistant performance has been involved as a critical aspect for the design, construction and maintenance of such civil structures. At TC-prone areas, information of TC wind offers a prerequisite for wind-resistant studies. Previous studies have shown that the greatest uncertainty source for wind-resistant design comes from inaccurate determination of wind information. Therefore, it is of great importance to quantify TC-wind characteristics as accurately as possible. However, wind-related items stipulated in many existing wind load codes/standards are established on the basis of wind measurements for non-TC events in the last century.

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