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Wind and Structures
  Volume 34, Number 6, June 2022 , pages 525-538
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/was.2022.34.6.525
 


A nondestructive method for controlling wind loads and wind-induced responses of wooden pagoda
Yuhang LI, Yang DENG and Aiqun LI

 
Abstract
    High-rise wooden pagodas generate large displacement responses under wind action. It is necessary and wise to reduce the wind loads and wind-induced responses on the architectural heritage using artificial plants, which do not damage ancient architecture and increase greenery. This study calculates and analyzes the wind loads and wind-induced responses on the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, in China, using artificial plants via the finite element analysis (FEA). A three-dimensional windloading field was simulated using a wind tunnel test. Wind loads and wind-induced responses, including the displacement and acceleration of the pagoda with and without artificial plants, were analyzed. In addition, three types of tree arrangements were discussed and analyzed using the score method. The results revealed that artificial plants can effectively control wind loads and wind-induced displacements, but the wind-induced accelerations are enlarged to some extent during the process. The height of the tree significantly affected the shelter effects of the structure. The distance of trees from the pagoda and arrangement width of the tree had less influence on shelter effects. This study extends the understanding of the nondestructive method based on artificial plants, for controlling the wind base loads and structural responses of wooden pagodas and preserving architectural heritage via FEA.
 
Key Words
    artificial plants; finite element analysis (FEA); nondestructive method; wind-induced responses; wind loads; wooden pagoda
 
Address
Yuhang LI:School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China

Yang DENG:1)Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
2)School of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China

Aiqun LI:1)School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
2)Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Urban Design, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
3)School of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
 

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