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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 902643, 14 pages
Research Article

Field Measurement of Wind Speeds and Wind-Induced Responses atop the Shanghai World Financial Center under Normal Climate Conditions

State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China

Received 8 September 2013; Revised 15 November 2013; Accepted 15 November 2013

Academic Editor: Ting-Hua Yi

Copyright © 2013 Yong Quan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Field measurement data on wind velocities and wind-induced acceleration responses at the top of the 492 m high Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) under normal climate conditions are studied. Characteristics of the mean wind speeds and turbulence intensities, gust factors, power spectral densities, and turbulence integral scales of the fluctuating wind speed are analyzed in different observation time intervals. Power spectral densities of wind-induced acceleration are also investigated. The basic natural frequencies and structural damping ratios of the building are identified based on Hilbert-Huang transform method and random decrement method. The field measurement results of wind-induced responses of the SWFC are finally compared with those from the corresponding high-frequency force balance wind tunnel test study.