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Wind Storm - Events Their challenges and effects on structures, online

Event organised by Wind Engineering Society

17 February 2022
15:30 - 17:30 GMT

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Split into two section this joint WES-ANIV event Chaired by Francesco Ricciardelli (University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli") will touch upon measuring wind storms and the issues this cause around Europe as well as examining and scaling potential issues these might cause.

Maria Pia Repetto (University of Genova): "Wind storms - what can we measure in the field?"

Maria Pia’s talk will introduce the thunderstorm, a transient meteorological event developing in small temporal and spatial scales, which is responsible of extreme wind velocity and huge damages on structures all over the Europe.

Starting from an unprecedented monitoring network including anemometric, Lidar and structural response records, the lecture gives an overview of the parameters governing the phenomenon and of physically realistic and simple models for structural response evaluations; highlighting the differences with respect to the standard wind loading conditions.

Mark Sterling (University of Birmingham): " Modelling wind storms – what do we actually know?"

Mark’s presentation will start by examining potential scaling issues associated with tornadoes in order to highlight the challenges that are associated with transient winds. He will then discuss potential analytical models and use these models in order to explore the effects that tornado translation can have on the local, static pressure.

Finally, he will present full-scale data which enables tornado translation velocities to be quantified.


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