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CODE 80574
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/09
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Students acquire mastery in the calculation of the structures to wind actions and sensitivity to recognize the structures sensitive to aeroelastic instability phenomena.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the fundamentals and the operative techniques of wind engineering with special regard for wind actions and effects on structures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the fundamentals of Structural dynamics is required.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures during which theoretical, experimental, and numerical applications are illustrated, with examples related to real structures. The students develop, in small working groups, an assisted project report related to a real structure.

Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning modalities

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction to wind engineering. 2. Wind: Atmospheric circulation. Mean velocity. Turbulence. Probabilistic analysis and climatology. Mesoscale phenomena. 3. Aerodynamics: Bluff-body aerodynamics. Internal fluxes. Pedestrian comfort. Wind tunnels. CFD. 4. Dynamics: Alongwind response. 3D response of slender structures. 3D response of buildings. Wind-induced response to thunderstorms. 5. Aeroelasticity: Vortex shedding and lock-in. Alongwind wind-structure interaction. Crosswind galloping. Torsional instability. 3D aeroelasticity of slender structures. Flutter.

Wind Tunnel Laboratories on the topics covered in Sections 2,3 and 5

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Notes of the course.
  • H. Sockel, Ed. (1994). Wind-induced vibrations of structures. Springer Verlag, Wien.
  • E. Simiu, R.H. Scanlan (1996) Wind effects on structures: Fundamentals and applications, John Wiley, NY.
  • J. Holmes (2015). Wind loading on structures, 3rd Ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MASSIMILIANO LORENZO MARIA BURLANDO (President)

FEDERICO CANEPA (President)

MARIA PIA REPETTO (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination includes an oral discussion based on two/three theoretical questions related to topics dealt with in the course. During the examination the students also discuss the project report developed in small groups.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examination

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
13/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

All the information is given in the class or via Aulaweb and Teams site.