Service Loads on Structures

  • Sergei V. Petinov
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 251)


The range of service (environmental) loads on structures is illustrated briefly by description of wind (aerodynamic) loads on tall buildings and bridges to focus attention on the random nature of loads and structural response. The means of characterization of wind loads are presented in coherence with principles of spectral analysis of random processes and of statistical dynamics assessment of structures for the evaluation of fatigue properties of structures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei V. Petinov
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hydraulics and StrengthInstitute of Civil Engineering, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME RAS)St. PetersburgRussia

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