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.
This class was designed to be used with the book Wind Loading on
Structures 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|
|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|