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Course Name Wind Effects on Structures
Course Code 18SC725
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Introduction, Types of wind – Characteristics of wind – Wind velocity, Method of measurement, variation of speed with height, shape factor, aspect ratio, drag effects – Dynamic nature of wind – Pressure and suctions – Spectral studies, Gust factor. Wind Tunnel Studies, Types of tunnels, – Prediction of acceleration – Load combination factors – Wind tunnel data analysis – Calculation of Period and damping value for wind design. Design Wind speeds and risk coefficients, Design wind pressure and pressure coefficients. Classification of structures – Rigid and Flexible – Effect of wind on structures – Static and dynamic effects on Tall buildings – Chimneys. Design of Structures for wind loading – as per IS codal provisions Industrial Sheds: Types of roofing – roofing sheets – purlins – light gauge sections – built-up sections – roof trusses – pre-engineered building. Analyis and design of steel monopoles, transmission line towers, self-supporting, Guyed and Braced chimneys.

Text Books

  • The Designer’s Guide to Wind Loading of Building Structures, Cook.N.J., Butterworths, 1989.
  • Wind Effects on Civil Engineering Structures, Kolousek.V, Pirner.M, Fischer.O and Naprstek.J, Elsevier Publications, 1984.
  • Wind Effects on Building Vol. I and II, Lawson T.V., Applied Science Publishers, London, 1980.
  • Wind Forces in Engineering, Peter Sachs, Pergamon Press, New York, 1978.
  • Plastic Design of Steel Frames, Lynn S. Beedle, John Wiley and Sons, 1990.
  • Teaching Resource on Structural steel Design,, INSDAG, Ministry of Steel Publishing, 2000.
  • Design of Steel Structures, Subramanian.N, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Tall Chimneys – Design and Construction, Manohar S.N, Tata McGraw Hill, 1985.
  • Transmission Line Structures, Santhakumar A.R. and Murthy S.S., Tata McGraw Hill,1992.
  • Design of Cold Formed Steel Structures, Wie Wen Yu, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1996.
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings, Taranath B.S., McGraw Hill, 1988.


‘Wind Effects on Structures’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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