A discussion on the development of wind engineering for the design of mining related structures

Reis, R., Simpson, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-4615-5708 and Doh, J.H., 2017. A discussion on the development of wind engineering for the design of mining related structures. In: 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering (APCWE), University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 3-7 December 2017.

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Mining related structures are often of a form which is outside of the guidance of published standards and guidelines due to the difficulty in assessing the aerodynamic shape factor. The historical drive to better understand the nature of wind loading on structures coincided with the failure of significant industrial revolution era structures, and now the general state of the art is well advanced. In an era of complex non-linear analysis, we still lack a detailed understanding of the wind loads for mining related structures. There is now the ability to digitally prototype a structure in CAD, analyse and optimise in CFD, then validate via wind tunnel testing a 3D printed hard-copy of the digital design. This paper examines the relevant history of the development of wind engineering for industrial structures and looks to the near future where risk and cost can be reduced in design using combinations of existing 3D technologies.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Reis, R., Simpson, B. and Doh, J.H.
Date: December 2017
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 12 Mar 2018 14:13
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 14:13
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32918

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