CE 2046 WIND ENGINEERING

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CE 2046 WIND ENGINEERING

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OBJECTIVE
At the end of this course the student should be able to appreciate the forces generated on
structures due to normal wind as well as gusts. He should also be able to analyse the dynamic
effects created by these wind forces.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9
Terminology Wind Data Gust factor and its determination - Wind speed variation with height
Shape factor Aspect ratio Drag and lift.
UNIT II EFFECT OF WIND ON STRUCTURES 9
Static effect Dynamic effect Interference effects (concept only) Rigid structure
Aeroelastic structure (concept only).
UNIT III EFFECT ON TYPICAL STRUCTURES 9
Tail buildings Low rise buildings Roof and cladding Chimneys, towers and bridges.
UNIT IV APPLICATION TO DESIGN 9
Design forces on multistorey building, towers and roof trusses.
UNIT V INTRODUCTION TO WIND TUNNEL 9
Types of models (Principles only) Basic considerations Examples of tests and their use.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS
1. Peter Sachs, Wind Forces in Engineering, Pergamon Press, New York, 1992.
2. Lawson T.V., Wind Effects on Buildings, Vols. I and II, Applied Science and Publishers,
London, 1993.
REFERENCES
1. Devenport A.G., Wind Loads on Structures, Division of Building Research, Ottowa,
1990.
2. Wind Force on Structures Course Notes, Building Technology Centre, Anna University,
1995.94



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