Introduction of wind effects on the built environment. Topics include: the nature of wind storms, tropical cyclones and climate change, prediction of design wind speeds and structural safety, strong wind characteristics and turbulence, basic bluff-body aerodynamics, resonant dynamic response and effective static load distributions, wind tunnel experiments, tall buildings, low-rise buildings, windborne debris, wind loading codes and standards, wind-induced storm surge, wind and surge damage.
Sample reading list:
John D. Holmes, Wind Loading of Structures
Emil Simiu, Design of Buildings for Wind: A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard
Emil Simiu, Robert H. Scanlan, Wind Effects on Structures:Fundamentals and Applications
Kerry Emanuel, Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes
Siobhan Roberts, Wind Wizard:Alan G. Davenport and the Art of Wind Engineer
See instructor for complete list
Each student will develop a research project with a 5-page report.
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A first course in Probability and Statistics at the undergraduate level and an elementary course in Differential Equations at the undergraduate level..
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