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- From: "Casey K. Hemmatyar" <khemmatyar(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 16:49:02 -0700
Although IBC 2006 does not address the wind drift issue but it does not make sense to me if there is no limit on Wind Drift.
There must be a Drift limit to consider Deformation Compatibility/P-Delta effect and glazing/partition/non-structural components' tolerance.
Additionally In tall building the perception of motion due to wind becomes a design issue.
As far as my serves Canada and UK use L/500 and L/600 respectively for a 10 year return period for serviceability.
Casey (Khashayar) Hemmatyar, SE
I hate to ask a stupid question. I have only been designing structures since 1976 so senility may have crept in to cleanse my brain from most information and memories. Nevertheless, I have never known of a limitation on wind drift. Once, I think in the Blue Book commentary, there was a mention of it but nothing official. Please fill me in.
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