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A Study on Aerodynamic Damping and Aeroelastic Instability of Helical-shaped Super Tall Building
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A Study on Aerodynamic Damping and Aeroelastic Instability of Helical-shaped Super Tall Building
Kim, Wonsul; Yoshida, Akihito; Tamura, Yukio; Yi, Jin-Hak;
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In this paper, aeroelastic instability and aerodynamic damping ratio of a helical model which shows better aerodynamic behavior in both along-wind and crosswind responses on a super tall building was investigated by an aeroelastic model test, and the aerodynamic damping ratio was evaluated from the wind-induced responses of the model by using Random Decrement Technique. Aerodynamic damping ratios evaluated in this study were verified through comparison with previous results obtained by quasi-steady theory. As a result, the aeroelastic instability of the helical model in crosswind direction were not occurred for any conditions with increasing the reduced wind velocity while the square model generally encounters aeroinstability due to the vortex shedding. The aerodynamic damping in along-wind direction for the helical and the square model increased monotonically both with reduced wind velocity, i.e., there is no relation with modifications of building shapes. On the other hand, in crosswind direction, the characteristics of aerodynamic damping ratio with reduced wind velocity for helical model were quit different from those of the square model.
aeroelastic instability vibration;aerodynamic damping;crosswind response;along-wind response;random decrement technique;tall building;wind tunnel test;
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