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Step 1 : Select cross-sectional shape of interest: values are side ratios (D/B)
























Step 2 : Units, exposure category (ASCE 7), building dimensions and 3-sec gust wind speed
Input units (default : Metric). Checkbox for English unit output (default : Metric)
Metric(SI) unit [kg, m, m/s] English unit [lb, ft, mph] Output : English unit
Building width (B), depth (D) and height (H)
  B [m, ft] :   D [m, ft] :   H [m, ft] :
Exposure Category      Help
A (Large city center) B (Urban/Suburban) C (Open terrain)
A Code/Standard to use (additional input boxes will be displayed)
  
 

  Basic/Reference wind speed (3-sec gust) for survivability design (Usur) from ASCE 7-05 wind map

  Usur [m/s, mph] :

  * for serviceability design, a MRI conversion factor by ASCE 7-05 is internally utilized


  Basic/Reference wind speed (10-min mean) for survivability (Usur) and serviceability (User) designs
  from AIJ (2004), wind map

  Usur [m/s, mph] :             User [m/s, mph] :




  Basic/Reference wind speed (10-min mean) for survivability (Usur) and serviceability (User) designs
  from country specific data, e.g., wind map

  Usur [m/s, mph] :             User [m/s, mph] :




  Basic/Reference wind speed (1-hour mean) for survivability (Usur) and serviceability (User) designs
  from NBCC (2005), design data table

  Usur [m/s, mph] :             User [m/s, mph] :




     

NatHaz Modeling Laboratory 
University of Notre Dame, USA

Dr. Ahsan Kareem
Robert M. Moran Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
kareem@nd.edu

Dr. Dae Kun Kwon
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dept. of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
dkwon@nd.edu
Wind Engineering Research Center (WERC-TK) 
TamKang University, Taiwan

Dr. Chii-ming Cheng
Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering
cmcheng@mail.tku.edu.tw

Dr. Jenmu Wang
Associate Professor
Dept. of Civil Engineering
wang@km.ce.tku.edu.tw

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Please cite this work as follows:
Kwon, D. K., and Kareem, A. (2013). "A multiple database-enabled design module with embedded features of international codes and standards." Special Issue of the International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, CTBUH, 2(3), 257-269. [Link] [PDF]