Full-Scale and Wind Tunnel Study of Wind Effects on an Extra Long-Span Roof Structure

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The Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (GICEC), with roof dimensions of 210 m by 457 m, is the largest exhibition centre in Asia and the second largest of its kind in the world. This project aims to obtain reliable field data that represent the real-time wind actions and wind-induced vibrations of the extra-long-span roof structure. Measurements of data from the structure will include wind speeds, wind directions, and acceleration responses. The field study can provide very useful information on wind effects on long-span roof structures. Meanwhile, the experimental results can be used to verify the reliability of wind tunnel tests and to refine numerical models for structural analysis and design.The proposed project will be conducted in three closely related phases: (1) developing and expanding an on-going field measurement programme, (2) comparing the field measurements with wind tunnel test results, and (3) correlating dynamic characteristics from the field measurements and numerical analysis.


Project number7002315
Grant typeSRG
Effective start/end date1/04/082/03/10