Monitoring of wind effects on 600 m high Ping-An Finance Center during Typhoon Haima

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-326
Journal / PublicationEngineering Structures
Online published12 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2018


This paper presents analyzed results of field measurements of wind-induced pressures on building claddings and structural responses of 600 m high Ping-An Finance Center (PAFC) in Shenzhen, China during the passage of Typhoon Haima. The characteristics of cladding pressures during the typhoon were investigated with highlights on energy distribution, non-Gaussian probability and coherence features. Then, the natural frequencies, damping ratios and mode shapes of the skyscraper were presented. Based on the field measurements, the amplitude-dependent characteristics of the modal parameters were discussed and the range of selection of damping ratio for the wind-resistant design of super-tall buildings was recommended. Finally, the serviceability of the skyscraper under typhoon condition was assessed. This paper aims to further understand the wind effects on super-tall buildings and provide useful information for the design of skyscrapers in tropic cyclone prone regions.

Research Area(s)

  • Cladding pressure, Field measurement, Skyscraper, Structural dynamic property, Typhoon, Wind effect, Wind-induced response