Wind Engineering for Design-Fundamentals (CIVL5668)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study will introduce the fundamentals of meteorology governing wind flow, details of extreme wind events, wind structure, statistical distribution of the wind, the effect of topography and terrain changes on wind profile, investigate the fluid flow around bluff bodies, and detail the design of civil engineering structures for wind loading.
This Unit will provide students with the following knowledge and skills:
On completion of this course students will have an understanding of the governing principles of wind engineering, how to predict the extreme wind speed and analyse anemographs, predict the effect of terrain and topography on velocity and turbulence, understand flow patterns around bodies, how to predict the pressure distribution and wind loading on bodies and structures, dynamic response of structures, and how all the above relates to AS1170.2.
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Further unit of study information
Through semester assessment (60%) Final Exam (40%)
Australian New Zealand Standard/Structural Design Actions Part 2: Wind Actions// Australian New Zealand Standard/Structural Design Action - wind actions - commentary (supplement to AS/NZS 1170.2:2002)//
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