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Fatigue of bracing in buildings

BS5950 states that buildings subject to fluctuating wind loads do not need to be checked for fatigue but EC3 contains no such statement. Richard Henderson of the SCI considers the issues and illustrates a fatigue check of wind bracing in a conventional building.

In order to retain the accurate formatting of the equations in this technical paper, this article is available as a pdf download only.

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