The usage of the term “3-s gust” is commonplace throughout the wind engineering community. The term generally refers to the peak wind speed measured in some epoch (e.g., 1 h) with a specified gust duration – in this case 3 s (i.e., peak 3-s gust). There seems to be misconceptions on the origins of the peak 3-s gust amongst members of the engineering community. This historical review provides a general timeline of its usage in the literature and practice, reasons and rationale for the choice and provides thoughts for its use going forward.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics|
|State||Published - Jan 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Mechanical Engineering