Experimental and Numerical Study of Wind-Induced Vibration in High-Tech Factories

S. H. Ju, H. H. Kuo

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In this paper, experiments and finite-element analyses are used to investigate the wind-induced vibration in high-tech factories. The experimental results during the Megi typhoon on September 27, 2016, indicated that wind-induced vibration cannot be ignored in high-tech factories, while horizontal vibration is much larger than the vertical one, and the vibration at the first natural frequency of the building is obviously dominant for the wind-induced vibration. Moreover, a reinforced concrete level can meet the vibration criteria at more severe wind conditions than a steel level is able to. In the finite-element analysis, the TurbSim version 1.06.00 software package is used to generate the time-dependent turbulence wind speed field, and the finite-element results are calibrated with the experimental measurements. The finite-element parametric study then indicates that a reduction in the floor vibration of a high-tech factory is feasible due to the shade of adjacent buildings. However, this reduction is negligible when the height of the shading building is not more than 60% of the factory height. For high-tech factories with long span trusses, increasing the member sizes to reduce wind-induced vibration, including the bracing, wall, and column members, may not be efficient and should be considered conservatively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04020026
JournalJournal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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