×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Airport Wind Loads

Airport Wind Loads

Airport Wind Loads

(OP)
Is there any special wind load provisions necessary at airport facility structures due to jetwash or rotor wash from helicopters?  I haven't seen or found anything.  Any military specs maybe??
Replies continue below

Recommended for you

RE: Airport Wind Loads

I've never heard of such a thing in any code body anywhere.  The only special item may be that the airport is considered an essential facility and would require an importance factor higher than 1.0.

RE: Airport Wind Loads

(OP)
Thanks JAE.  My opinion is if you need to worry about it, either the building or the aircraft is in the wrong place!

RE: Airport Wind Loads

Check "Planning and Design of Airports" by R. Horonjeff, McGraw Hill, Chapter 9.
Some of the elements in the proximity of the runways and taxiways (signage, blast fences) may have design wind (jet wash) speed in excess of the regular local code, until it requires 200mph.
See also http://www.faa.gov/arp/pdf/5345-44f.pdf for details.

RE: Airport Wind Loads

Check out the FAA Advisory Circulars.  They have an entire group of circulars pertaining to design of airports.  Maybe the info you seek would be there.  They have different topics, like planning, and design, etc.  Here is their main advisory circular page:

http://www1.faa.gov/arp/150acs.cfm

Most are free downloads, some you have to order I think.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close