Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Stresses


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Title: Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Stresses

Author(s): Albert Smith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 23

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 101-107

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1927

I wish to discuss three points in concrete building design in relation to wind stress: 1. What dependence, if any, should be placed on walls and partitions. 2. If no dependence is placed on walls and partitions, what is the ultimate strength of reinforced-concrete buildings against wind? 3. What devices can be used to increase the strength of such buildings against wind? In regard to partitions and walls, I wish to advance the view that no dependence should be placed upon them.