Join SEI Host Jennifer Goupil for a big-picture discussion of the state of wind tunnel testing with the chair of the ASCE/SEI 49 Committee Greg Kopp, P.E., M.ASCE.
The 2021 edition of ASCE/SEI 4 Wind Tunnel Studies for Buildings and Other Structures provides the minimum requirements for conducting and interpreting wind tunnel tests to determine wind loads on buildings and other structures. Wind tunnel tests are used to predict the wind loads and responses of a structure, structural components, and cladding to a variety of wind conditions. New to this version are requirements for wind loads on products. Wind loads are a critical design consideration for many mass-produced products that are constructed or installed at many different sites and in many different situations. Such products can be building-mounted (sunshades, solar racking, HVAC units, screen walls) or free-standing (ground- mounted solar trackers, gazebos, fences, communication towers). In addition, commentary guidance is provided for determining wind loads on buildings and other structures in tornadoes, which is an area of current active research
The expert panel will begin the session with an overview discussion on the state of the industry, the role the standard plays in the profession, and why it was updated. Then, Greg and will present the technical changes in ASCE/SEI 49, provide relevant design examples, and wrap up the session with a live Q&A from the audience.#COVID19#Paid
Students - Free
Members - $49.00
Nonmembers - $99.00