The Influence of Airstream Upon Elevators in the High-Rise Buildings

F E Zhang and S Q Zhao

Monday 1st November 1993

The economy in China has entered a period of rapid growth and high rise buildings are spring up like mushrooms. A major problem is to minimise the influence of airstreams on elevators in high speed systems. This paper reports on an investigation of existing high rise buildings in China (up to 66 stories high, and rises of 360m) with respect to; wind existence in the high rise buildings; natural ventilation in the elevator hoistway; airstream influence and proposed solutions for their minimisation.

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