Wind Engineering
Course Description
     The main objective of the course is to give participants a knowledge of wind loading beyond just application of a design code or standard such as ASCE-7.

     Some emphasis is given to the particular characteristics of hurricanes, although other storm types such as: tornadoes, downbursts, and extra-tropical gales, will also be covered. The quasi-static fluctuating and the resonant dynamic effects of wind loads are studied, and the method of effective static load distributions introduced.   Lectures are also be given on internal pressures and wind-tunnel methods.
     The particular characteristics of wind loading and response of a variety of structural types are covered: low-rise buildings, tall buildings, towers and masts, long-span bridges, free-standing walls and roofs, antennas etc.
     This class was designed to be used with the book Wind Loading on
by J.D. Holmes, Spon Press.
Information for Instructors
Course Content and Objectives
1. Meteorology 13. Effective Dynamic Loading Distributions
2. Damage and Debris 14. Aeroelastic Effects
3. Probability 15. Fatigue
4. Design Wind Speed 16. Internal Pressures
5. Random Processes 17. Wind Tunnel Techniques
6. Boundary Layer I 18. Low Rise Buildings
7. Boundary Layer II 19. Tall Buildings
8. Bluff Body Aerodynamics I 20. Large Roofs and Sports Stadiums
9. Bluff Body Aerodynamics II 21. Towers
10. Structural Dynamics I 22. Free Walls, Roofs, and Billboards
11. Structural Dynamics II 23. Antennas
12. Along Wind Dynamic Response