Full-Scale Measurements of the Structural Response of a 63-Storey Mixed-Use High-Rise Under Wind Loading
Despite the hundreds of wind tunnel studies executed every year on tall- and super-tall buildings globally, the number of full-scale measurements conducted on these structures is still somewhat limited. Full-scale measurements, even for a short duration, have in fact tremendous value as they can be used to validate the structural frequencies predicted during the design stage through Finite Element Model (FEM) analysis and, at the same time, they can provide very valuable information on the level of damping these structures can inherently exhibit once built. In the assessment of the wind-induce response of tall- and super-tall buildings, damping does in fact constitute one of the most uncertain variables. In this technical paper, the findings of a 3-month full-scale monitoring campaign conducted on a 63-storey high-end residential tall building will be presented and discussed in detail.
KeywordsFull-scale monitoring Modal identification BFFTA Frequency Damping
The authors of this technical paper would like to thank Mr. Tom Krajcovic and Mr. David Hood for their invaluable support during the full-scale monitoring campaign.
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