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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 76, Number 2, October25 2020, pages 269-278

Wind-induced response of open type hyperbolic-parabolic membrane structures
Junhao Xu, Yingying Zhang, Lanlan zhang, Meng Wu, Yi Zhou, Ke Lei and Qilin Zhang

    In this paper, the mechanical characteristics of the open type hyperbolic-parabolic membrane structure under wind load were investigated. First, the numerical simulation of a typical plane membrane structure was performed based on the Large-Eddy Simulation method. The accuracy of the simulation method was validated by the corresponding wind tunnel test results. Then, the wind load shape coefficients of open type hyperbolic-parabolic membrane structures are obtained from the series of numerical calculations and compared with the recommended values in the ‟Technical Specification for Membrane Structures (CECS 158: 2015).” Finally, the influences of the wind directions and wind speeds on the mean wind pressure distribution of open type hyperbolic-parabolic membrane structures were investigated. This study aims to gain a better understanding of the wind-induced response for this type of structure and be useful to engineers and researchers.
Key Words
    open type hyperbolic-parabolic membrane structures, fluid-structure interaction, wind-induced response, wind pressure
Junhao Xu/China University of Mining and Technology
Yingying Zhang/China University of Mining and Technology
Lanlan Zhang/Jiangsu Institute of Architecture and Technology
Meng Wu/China University of Mining and Technology
Yi Zhou/Southwest Jiaotong University
Ke Lei/China Construction Eighth Engineering Divisions Corp. Ltd
Qilin Zhang/Tongji University

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