Term: multiaxis wind load simulator Class:  
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Created 14 October 2016
Last modified 14 October 2016
Contributed by Shein Kim


Definition: unique large-scale dynamic wind effects simulator that imposes dynamic wind pressure in combination with static in-plane shear or uplift forces. The system is designed to accommodate walls, components, or cladding specimens up to 18 by 24 ft. It is envisioned that this equipment can be used by researchers to evaluate strength and serviceability performance of systems at a scale not previously achieved in any other laboratory. This system supports the study of the interaction between static uplift or in-plane shear and time-varying pressure conditions to a level associated with an intense Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale Category 5 hurricane or an EF5 tornado.

Submitted 14 October 2016
by Shein