History of the peak three-second gust

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Article number104447
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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