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Wind effects on roofs: a joint event between UK Wind Engineering Society and the Romanian Association for Wind Engineering (ARIV)

Published on 30 June 2022

4pm UK Time, 14th July, online event

The roofs of structures often go unnoticed by passers-by, only occasionally being the subject of comment on the most iconic of buildings. For wind engineers, their importance is never underestimated and this joint talk between the UK Wind Engineering Society and the Romanian Association for Wind Engineering shows just how true that is.

From the influence on urban winds of roof shape across arrays of low-rise buildings to the wind loads on the roof of a football...

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A Position Paper on Experimental and Computational Methods in Wind Engineering

Published on 08 June 2022

We are pleased to announce the release of a position paper, which outlines the society's views on the use of experimental and computational methods in wind engineering. 

The paper can be found in the Resources section on the main page. 

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IAWE Presidential Award for Ian Harris

Published on 23 November 2021

We are pleased to report that Dr Ian Harris was awarded the IAWE Presendential Award in a short online ceremony on Wednesday 17th November.  The award was given in recognition of Ian's significant contribution to our discipline of wind engineering.  Ahsan Kereem, the current president of the IAWE gave the introduction, followed by a warm and personal dedication from Ian's long time friend and collaborator, Nick Cook.  Ian then spoke to accept the reward and reminisce about a life in wind engineering and...

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Developments in Bridge Aerodynamics

Published on 14 December 2020

The fourth in the series of international seminars organised by the University of Birmingham and sponsored by the IAWE, will take place on Thursday 7th January  at 12.00 noon UK time. The seminar is entitled "Developments in Bridge Aerodynamics".

The registration link for the seminar is at 

https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlduygrzwqGdExTbIQuXbINgZM9kIrdB0N

The programme will be as follows.

Main Speaker

Prof John Owen, School of Engineering,...

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Modelling the Dynamics of Tall Buildings Under Winds

Published on 13 November 2020

Modelling the Dynamics of Tall Buildings Under Winds: From Historical Perspective to Recent Advances and Beyond

The third in the series of international seminars organised by the University of Birmingham and sponsored by the IAWE, will take place on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 12.00 noon UK time. The main speaker will be Prof Ahsan Kareem, of the NatHaz Modelling Laboratory, University of Notre, USA. This will be followed by a panel discussion with four experts in the field and there will also be an opportunity for delegates to...

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