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11th Annual Windtech Wind Engineering Seminar 2017

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Windtech invite you to participate in their 11th Annual Wind Engineering Seminar. The theme for this year is the Standard for Wind Actions for Australia and New Zealand. The seminar will also cover the Wind Loading Handbook for Australia and New Zealand. This seminar will be presented by industry leading experts. Secure your tickets by registering now.

Copies of the Wind Loading Handbook will also be available for sale on the day for $95.


8:45 – 9:00: Registration

9:00 – 10:30: Overview of AS/NZS1170.2:2011

Tony Rofail will provide an overview of AS/NZS1170.2:2011 including Amendments 1 to 4. Its limitations and when wind tunnel testing is recommended. Tony will also introduce the recently published Quality Assurance Manual for Wind Engineering Studies of Buildings.

Dr Nicholas Truong will follow up with a detailed guide to provisions for Design Wind speeds and corrections for the effect of terrain and land topographic effects including complex topography.

This segment covers AS/NZS1170.2:2011 Sections 1 to 4 and the Handbook Chapters 1 and 2

10:30 – 11:00: Morning Tea Break

11:00 – 12:30: Aerodynamic shape factors for enclosed buildings and internal pressures

Simon Ronald will commence this segment with regards to the design wind loads for quasi-steady buildings, both low-rise and medium rise
(no >1Hz). Simon will also cover the provisions regarding internal pressures including special provisions for Cyclonic regions as well as for internal partitions.

Dr Nicholas Truong will continue with emphasis on the effect of large internal volumes on attenuations of the internal pressures as well as area, porosity and combination reduction factors, wind loads on balustrade, sunshade and lattice structures. Also Wind loads on solar panels.

This segment covers AS/NZS1170.2:2011 Section 5, as well as Appendices C to F and Handbook Chapters 3 and 4.

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch Break (provided)

13:45 – 15:15: Dynamic Shape Factors for tall buildings /slender structures, Damping, Interference

Adam Brownett will begin by elaborating on the Background and Resonant responses as well as the provisions for Along-Wind response. Adam with conclude with overview and commentary on structural damping.

Tony Rofail will present an overview of the methodology to determine cross-wind responses of tall buildings as well is it limitations. Tony will also discuss methods of determining the building Accelerations, Acceleration criteria for occupant comfort and interference effects between tall buildings and other slender structures.

This segment covers AS/NZS1170.2:2011 Section 6, Handbook Chapter 515:15 – 15:30: Afternoon Tea Break


15:15 – 16:15: Environmental Studies

Kevin Peddiewill present an overview of various environmental studies that are undertaken by Windtech, which including pedestrian comfort, wind entry, natural ventilation, wind-induced noise and vibration, lift-off of pedestal pavers, wind-driven rain, thermal stack effects, to name a few.

16:15 – 16:30: Travel to Windtech facility at 607 Forest Rd, Bexley

16:30 – 17:30: Tour of Windtech’s facility.

The tour will be conducted by Simon Ronald

wind tunnel


Speakers:

Tony Rofail, Director – Windtech Consultants

Tony Rofail is a director of Windtech and has over 25years experience in the study of wind effects on structures and the environment. Tony has undertaken and supervised over 2,500 wind engineering studies including numerous high-rise buildings, roof structures and other unusual structures around the world. Tony is on the Wind Loading sub-committee of the Australian and New Zealand Standards and was on the executive committee of the Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES) between 1998 and 2006. Besides authoring a large number of papers, Tony has contributed to the Wind Loading Handbook for Australia and New Zealand and was involved both the year 2000 edition of the Quality Assurance Manual for Wind Tunnel Testing and the 2017 update. Tony is also on the Wind Engineering and Damper Design Committee for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Dr Nicholas Truong, Associate Director - Windtech Consultants

Dr Nicholas Truong graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Space) (Hons I) from Magdalen College, University of Oxford with a DPhil (PhD) in Mechanical and Medical Engineering. Subsequently, he was a research fellow and part-time lecturer at the University of New South Wales studying fluid-structure interactions. His research experience includes the experimental testing of gas and liquid flows, the design of experimental and testing equipment and computational processing of testing data. Nick has substantial experience in wind tunnel investigations including structural loading, cladding pressures and the use of hybrid techniques involving both CFD and wind tunnel testing. Nick is on the Wind Loading sub-committee of the Australian and New Zealand Standards.

Adam Brownett, Associate Director - Windtech Consultants

Adam graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney (Hons) and has over 12 years wind engineering consulting and wind tunnel testing experience. In addition to high-rise towers, Adam has also worked on determining the wind-induced loads on many long-span roof structures such as stadiums, aircraft hangars, warehouses, and concert halls. In addition, Adam has been involved with the design of several Tuned Liquid Damper systems to mitigate excessive wind-induced building motion in high-rise towers.

Simon Ronald, Senior Engineer - Windtech Consultants

Simon graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2008 with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (Hons). Since working at Windtech Consultants Simon has developed his knowledge base to include the processes involved in the running of Windtech’s multiple boundary layer wind tunnels. These processes include the setup, testing and result analysis for building façade and cladding pressures studies, structural loads and building motion studies, pedestrian wind environment studies, air quality and pollution dispersion studies and various other studies. Simon has also been involved in the development of a number of test systems including the improved smoke flow visualisation apparatus.

Kevin Peddie, Associate Director - Windtech Consultants

Kevin has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons I) and Master of Engineering degrees. Kevin has also been involved in the study of wind loading on stadium projects, wind-induced noise measurements on external screens, remediation of wind-noise in buildings, remediation of wind entry and stack effects in buildings. Kevin also specialises in the design and modelling of natural ventilation in both commercial and residential developments as well as the mitigation of wind environment impacts on pedestrians. He has also published papers and presented at numerous international conferences on natural ventilation.


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