This course provides a comprehensive review of wind related issues for high-rise buildings. Both derivation of overall structural wind loads and local wind loads for the design of cladding or building facades are discussed with emphasis placed on wind tunnel testing.
- Assess the general methodologies and potential limitations included in building codes and standards for the derivation of wind loads and wind effects.
- Define the aerodynamic and meteorological variables involved in wind engineering.
- Describe the potential benefits of alternative modeling and analytical approaches for the derivation of wind loads, specifically wind tunnel testing.
- Evaluate potential mitigation strategies of real building project examples that have faced wind-related issues.