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Unit of study_

CIVL5668: Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design

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.

Code CIVL5668
Academic unit Civil Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. prepare written reports
  • LO2. appreciate the structural response to dynamic wind loading
  • LO3. appreciate the influence of terrain and topography on wind velocity and turbulence profiles
  • LO4. understand the importance of wind loading in engineering
  • LO5. estimate and predict the flow patterns, pressure distribution, and wind loading around bodies
  • LO6. understand how the fundamentals relate to Standards Australia
  • LO7. understand the basics of meteorology, storm types, historic wind data, and anemographs.

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