Investigation of Wind-Resistance Reinforcement for a Sculpture

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The sculpture is a special structure. The wind-resistance issue of such a special structure is easily ignored by structural engineers. In this paper, the wind-resistance problem of a real sculpture ‘water-drop’ is investigated by wind tunnel test and theoretical analysis. The results show the original sculpture structure has severe wind-resistance defects. According to these defects, some reinforcing measures for the structure are put forward and put into execution. After the structural modification, the sculpture ‘water-drop’ has been hit by typhoon two times and now stands without any damage. Finally, a workflow is summarized for the wind-resistance appraisal and reinforcement of the existing structures.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li

Pages:

5080-5084

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.243-249.5080

Citation:

Y. C. Li et al., "Investigation of Wind-Resistance Reinforcement for a Sculpture", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 5080-5084, 2011

Online since:

May 2011

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