WIND ENGINEERING

WIND ENGINEERING

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Code
80574
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 9263 CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/09
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING )
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Students acquire mastery in the calculation of the structures to wind actions and sensitivity to recognize the structures sensitive to aeroelastic instability phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the fundamentals and the operative techniques of wind engineering with special regard for wind actions and effects on structures.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Knowledge of the fundamentals of Structural dynamics is required.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures during which theoretical, experimental, and numerical applications are illustrated, with examples related to real structures. The students develop, in small working groups, an assisted project report related to a real structure.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction to wind engineering. 2. Wind: Atmospheric circulation. Mean velocity. Turbulence. Probabilistic analysis and climatology. Mesoscale phenomena. 3. Aerodynamics: Bluff-body aerodynamics. Internal fluxes. Pedestrian comfort. Wind tunnels. CFD. 4. Dynamics: Alongwind response. 3D response of slender structures. 3D response of buildings. Wind-induced response to thunderstorms. 5. Aeroelasticity: Vortex shedding and lock-in. Alongwind wind-structure interaction. Crosswind galloping. Torsional instability. 3D aeroelasticity of slender structures. Flutter. 6. Conclusions and perspectives.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Notes of the course.
  • H. Sockel, Ed. (1994). Wind-induced vibrations of structures. Springer Verlag, Wien.
  • E. Simiu, R.H. Scanlan (1996) Wind effects on structures: Fundamentals and applications, John Wiley, NY.
  • J. Holmes (2001). Wind loading on structures, Spon Press, NY.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On appointment.

Exam Board

GIOVANNI SOLARI (President)

MARIA PIA REPETTO

LUISA PAGNINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures during which theoretical, experimental, and numerical applications are illustrated, with examples related to real structures. The students develop, in small working groups, an assisted project report related to a real structure.

LESSONS START

At the beginning of the second semester, according to Faculty timetable.

EXAMS

Exam description

The examination includes an oral discussion based on two/three theoretical questions related to topics dealt with in the course. During the examination the students also discuss the project report developed in small groups.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

FURTHER INFORMATION

All the information is given in the class or circulated through Aulaweb.