I am trying to get good guidance on the dynamic effects of wind on a 30m high steel tower. The first 20m are 0.8m diameter tube and the next 10m are 0.3m diameter tube. This works under static wind loads but all the texts I have found on dynamic wind loading, especially vortex shedding, are incredibly complex and really aimed at researchers rather than designers. Is there no way of simplifying the problem? Is there some practical design guidance on steel towers?
Carl Bauer CEng MICE Bauer Consult PO BOX 2224 Gaborone Botswana
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