Wind Engineering

Assessment of wind loads and wind induced dynamic response of buildings/structures is complex in nature. The wind loads on buildings/structures are basically random in nature (both in time and space). They depend on the shape, size and other dynamic characteristics of the structure, in addition to terrain conditions, wind direction and group effects. Hence, detailed experimental (wind tunnel/full-scale) and analytical/numerical (CFD) investigations are necessary to predict the wind loads and wind induced response of the buildings/structures.

The expertise developed by CSIR-SERC in different areas of wind engineering is being used to evolve safe design guidelines of different types of buildings and structures such as high rise commercial and residential buildings, industrial structures, tall RC and steel chimneys, natural drought cooling towers, free standing lattice towers, support towers for wind electric generators