High society

Sell, Christopher
July 2004
Engineer (00137758);7/9/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7655, p32
Discusses the aerodynamic problems in the design of the building Burj Dubai in United Arab Emirates. Vortex shedding; Two primary effects of wind on the building; Creation of vibrations known as resonant frequencies, which can cause major structural damage; Use of a high-quality concrete called HPC containing blast furnace slag and microsilicates. INSET: TRANSFORMING THE DESERT INTO EDEN.


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