Dynamic Response of Wind-Excited Flexible Structures

This course covers the theoretical background, technical aspects and Eurocode provisions for the analysis and design of flexible structures exposed to wind loads.

Learning outcomes

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.

Intended for

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.

Entry criteria

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.

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 the 20 September 2018 a discount is available if both courses are booked together.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Wind Loading / Dynamic Responses to Wind

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
£370 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Alessandro Palmeri &
Giorgio Barone

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