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Wind and Structures
  Volume 8, Number 4, July 2005 , pages 295-307

Reliability and code level
Michael Kasperski and Chris Geurts

    The paper describes the work of the IAWE Working Group WBG - Reliability and Code Level, one of the International Codification Working Groups set up at ICWE10 in Copenhagen. The following topics are covered: sources of uncertainties in the design wind load, appropriate design target values for the exceedance probability of the design wind load for different structural classes with different consequences of a failure, yearly exceedance probability of the design wind speed and specification of the design aerodynamic coefficient for different design purposes. The recommendations from the working group are summarized at the end of the paper.
Key Words
    design wind load; design wind speed; design aerodynamic coefficient; structural classes; uncertainties; extreme values.
Michael Kasperski; Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Civil Engineering, GermanyrnChris Geurts; TNO Building and Construction Research, The Netherlands

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