This course covers the theoretical background, technical aspects and Eurocode provisions for the analysis and design of flexible structures exposed to wind loads.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Distinguish and simulate dynamic wind loads on structures
- Describe vortex shedding phenomena on tall structures (such as chimneys and tall buildings) and their design implications
- Propose means to suppress wind-induced responses (wind-resistant design and various damping solutions)
Dr Alessandro Palmeri leads the Structures and Materials Group within the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. His research focuses on applications of structural dynamics, including bridge, earthquake and wind engineering, and probabilistic methods, including reliability- and performance-based design.
Dr Giorgio Barone has been a lecturer in structural engineering at Loughborough University since 2014. His research, expertise and interests include structural dynamics, with emphasis on earthquake and wind engineering, as well as life-cycle engineering and maintenance optimisation of ageing structures. Previously he worked as researcher for the Wind Engineering Research Center at Tokyo Polytechnic University and at the Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems Engineering Research Center at Lehigh University.
Civil or structural engineers with an interest in the analysis and design of wind-excited flexible structures such as chimneys, tall buildings and transmission towers.
This course covers concepts of structural dynamics. It complements the Wind Loading on Structures to EN1991-1-4 course, which covers the basic principles underlying EN 1991-1-4.
The Wind Loading on Building Structures course is on the previous day, there is a discount if both courses are booked together.
Participants may find it beneficial to have some familiarity with the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics, Fourier analysis and matrix calculations.
The Wind Loading on Structures course is being run the day before on 12 April 2018 – a discount is available if both courses are booked together.