ENGG(SERC) 2-920: Wind Engineering (L-T-P-C) :3-0-0-3

Faculty: Dr. P. Harikrishna & G. Ramesh babu

Atmospheric Boundary layer and Wind Turbulence: Mean Velocity Profiles, Turbulence Intensity, Turbulence Length Scales, Turbulence Spectrum, Terrains, Full-scale Measurements; Design Wind Speeds: Mean and Gust Wind Speeds, Mean Return Period, Life of Structure, Extreme-value Analysis, Modification Factors (k1, k2, k3); Basic Bluff-body Aerodynamics: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Pressure Coefficients, Force Coefficients, Vortex Shedding Phenomenon; Wind Induced Random Vibrations of Structures: Probability Theory, Random Data, Spectral Approach, Aerodynamic Admittance Function, Mechanical Admittance Function, Gust Response Factor; Aero-Elastic Phenomena: Inertial Loads, Lock-in Effect, Galloping, Flutter; Wind Tunnel Testing: Similarity Laws, Rigid Models, High Frequency Force Balance, Aero-elastic Models; Applications to Design of Buildings and Structures: Low-rise Buildings, High-rise Buildings, Chimneys, Lattice Towers, Cooling Towers, Wind Load Codes; Cyclone Wind Effects.