Influence of wind load on connection system of temporary towers

Architecture and Urban planning

The objects of research are temporary demountable towers. When a wind load is applied to a structure at an angle, an uneven horizontal wind load occurs, which causes the structure to twist. For capital construction projects, due to the massiveness and greater rigidity of the nodes, this is not significant, but for light structures, accounting for this effect is very important. The purpose of the work is to study the connections of such towers and the influence of wind load unevenness on them. Method. Wind load studies are conducted, based on a model of a diving tower with the dimensions of the widest part 12 x 10 m and a height of 28 m. Different methods of calculation are taken into consideration, including the ones based on regulatory documentation and numerical modeling. Software packages allow calculating models with higher accuracy and less time, facilitating manual counting and reducing the probability of error. A gas-dynamic calculation is performed, as a result of which the aerodynamic coefficients are found.  Results. A comparative analysis of two methods for calculating wind loads is carried out, after which measures are suggested to increase the load-bearing capacity of the structure.