Environmental Wind Engineering and Wind Energy Structures (Environmental Wind E)

Venue: CISMM, Udine, Italy

Location: Udine, Italy

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 11, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 27, 2009
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Following the success of the CISM course on Wind Effects on Buildings and Design of Wind-Sensitive Structures offered in 2006, this advanced professional training course, co-promoted by ANIV (Italian Association for Wind Engineering) addresses the positive and negative effects of wind on buildings and the urban environment. Positive effects refer, e.g. to ventilation in “heat islands” as improving the micro-climate of urban areas and, of course, to the wind energy, an important source for sustainable and renewable energy production; whereas negative effects refer mainly to the environmental influence of wind on pedestrians and potential reinjection of pollutants originating from buildings, issues for which the state-of-the-art of analysis and design procedures has been advanced significantly.
Environmental aerodynamics has progressed in the last decade, particularly regarding the computational front. The course will present the fundamentals of both experimental and computational approaches along with examples from actual studies involving pedestrian level winds, comfort levels, relevant legislation and remedial measures. Pollutant dispersion in the building environment will be also presented and discussed along with the methodologies available to deal with potentially critical design problems, which if left unattended, jeopardize the successful operation of new construction developments.
Wind energy production involves special wind turbine structures, the design of which requires special reliability assessment. Experimental and computational approaches will be presented and case studies will be analyzed in order to make the participants familiar with the uncertainties involved and the design methodologies currently available.


Piazza Garibaldi 18

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Coordinators: Charalampos C. Baniotopoulos ( Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) Claudio Borri (Università di Firenze, Italy) Ted Stathopoulos (Concordia University, Canada)