Challenges in Wind Engineering in Shenzhen Pingan International Financial Center

Jon K. Galsworthy
Principal and General Manager
RWDI, Guelph

Shenzhen Ping An International Financial Center is the world’s tallest building in strong typhoon areas, where wind impact and safety are critical challenges to achieving a viable design of buildings. At the design stage, detailed studies about architectural shape and structural properties were discussed by RWDI, architect KPF and structural engineer in order to achieve a safe, feasible and economical design. A number of state of the art technologies were utilized, including: a combination of meteorological analysis and typhoon simulation applied in wind climate; optimized wind-resistance shape by architects and wind engineering consultants; comparison of structure frequencies and mode shapes and wind induced responses. The most important is that comprehensive modern and advanced wind tunnel test methods (including HFFB, Aeroelastic model, cladding pressure, PLW, etc.) were conducted. The state-of-the-art method of statistical analysis techniques and upcrossing method was combined with test results. The optimized final results are applied in design.

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