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Ongoing / recently completed sponsored research / consultancy projects

Wind Engineering Laboratory is highly sought by industry for solutions to the problems related to wind induced loads and its effect on structures. The laboratory has provided R&D solutions to numerous problems referred by industry through consultancy/sponsored research/technical service. Wind induced behaviour of such structures is highly complex, involving phenomenon of flow-structure interaction under isolated and interference conditions. The solution for these problems are not amenable to theoretical methods as well as not available in codes of practice, owing to which wind tunnel studies becomes a reliable tool. Using the domain expertise of the laboratory, services have also been provided towards design of complex/special structures. The spectrum of structures includes tall buildings, low-rise structures, tall RC chimneys, large natural draught cooling towers, long span bridges and special structures like umbilical towers, lightening protection towers, wind turbine supporting structures and its foundation, etc., A typical experiment involves

  • simulation of wind characteristics in wind tunnel for the chosen terrain category
  • fabrication of scaled down model of the prototype structure
  • pressure/force/response measurement using appropriate instrumentation and sensors
  • data acquisition, analysis and interpretation of test results
  • Design recommendations to the client(s)

Special Structures : Umbilical tower, steel chimneys, bridge decks, etc

Special Structures : Umbilical tower, steel chimneys, bridge decks, etc

Power Plant Structures – RC Chimneys

Power Plant Structures – RC Chimneys

Low-rise Structures

Low-rise Structures

Tall Buildings

Tall Buildings