CE1008 – WIND ENGINEERING

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CE1008  –   WIND ENGINEERING

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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
TEXT BOOKS
1.         Peter Sachs, “Wind Forces in Engineering, Pergamon Press, 1992.
2.         Lawson, T.V., “Wind Effects on Buildings, Vol. I and II”, Applied Science and
Publishers, 1993.

REFERENCES
1.         Devenport,  A.G.,  “Wind  Loads  on  Structures”,  Division  of  Building  Research,
1990.
2.         “Wind Force on Structures” – Course Notes, Building Technology Centre, Anna
University Chennai, 1995.
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