Wind Loading of Structures

Details

1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C2

Course Aim

The purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts and methods of structural design and analysis for wind loading to practicing engineers. Delegates will learn about the physical processes causing the wind and how they impose loads on structures.

Course Overview

This course is intended as an introduction to the analysis and design of structures under wind loading conditions and explains the relevant principles and methods of structural analysis. The course will include worked examples from practice.

This course will provide an introduction to structural wind engineering. Wind engineering is a multi-disciplinary subject by its nature – involving probability and statistics, meteorology, fluid mechanics and structural dynamics. Wind loading governs the design of many structures. However, good knowledge and understanding of wind loading among practicing structural engineers are not widespread. The purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts and methods of structural design and analysis for wind loading to practicing engineers. The participants will learn about the physical processes causing the wind and how they impose loads on structures. The relevant Eurocode design standard, IS EN 1991-1-4, will be introduced and explained in detail with worked examples. The dynamic effects of wind loading on wind-sensitive structures will also be explored.

Course Objectives

After the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Understand the basic physics driving the generation of wind and the forces this imposes on engineering structures.
  • Explain the wind loading chain – the concept on which all modern international design standards are based.
  • Calculate wind loads on structures with reference to Eurocode (IS EN 1991-1-4).
  • Recognise design situations where Eurocode is insufficient and does not apply.
  • Understand the importance of structural dynamics for wind sensitive structures

Course Programme

Morning session

  • Characteristics of Wind
  • Wind Forces on Structures and the Wind Loading Chain
  • Basis of Design and Analysis to Eurocode (IS EN 1991-1-4)
  • Eurocode Worked Example

Afternoon session

  • Structural Dynamics for Wind Engineering
  • Wind Sensitive Structures
  • Q & A

Who Should Attend?

Consulting engineers with an interest in wind engineering. Basic knowledge of structural engineering is required.

Trainer Profile:

Prof. Breiffni Fitzgerald BA BAI PhD CEng MIEI

Asst. Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Breiffni is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) since 2016. During 2015-2016, Breiffni was a Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). He received his Doctorate in Structural Engineering at TCD in 2013 on the topic of structural dynamics of wind turbines. Breiffni’s research interests lie in the areas of structural dynamics and health/condition monitoring of civil engineering structures in particular wind turbines. Breiffni has published over 20 international peer-reviewed technical articles and he has co-organized several international conferences and scientific workshops. Breiffni has also worked in the industry throughout his career managing a large range of projects, primarily related to wind engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and was nominated for ‘Chartered Engineer of the Year’ in 2017.

Testimonials

  • Sean Mullane, Duggan Systems Ltd.: “Course very well presented. Presenter very helpful and knowledgeable.”
  • Paulina Wolanin, Irish Rail: “Great lectures, extremely knowledgeable and approachable. This course allowed me to understand better how to calculate wind loads.”
  • “Excellent course. Covered the fundamentals really well. Will recommend it to my colleagues.”

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Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie