IWEF workshop on CFD
for prediction of wind loading
on buildings and structures

September 9, 1995
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Midori-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

coordinated by International Wind Engineering Forum(IWEF)
Japan Association for Building Research Promotion
5-26-20, Kenchiku-kaikan, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, Japan


The CFD(computational Fluid Dynamics) technique has been developing and now used for the wind engineering problems. Especially the unsteady pressure field can be successfully simulated for prediction of wind loading on a single model of buildings and structures. At the present stage, the discussions are mainly focused on the consistency between the computational and experimental data. This workshop addresses the future possibility in the context of practical use of CFD technique. Advantage, accuracy and limitation of the computational technique and the turbulence modeling are discussed from the wind and structural engineering points of view.


1. Toward the practical use of CFD technology:
-Required reliability for numerical prediction of the wind loading

2. Accuracy of the very large computation for aerodynamic forces acting on a stationary or an oscillating cylinder-type structure

3. Large eddy simulations of the turbulent separated flows around a bluff body

4. Improved turbulence models for wind force estimation

5. Applications of the CFD technology to the wind engineering problems in USA

6. Activities in AIJ concerning CFD for wind-resistant structural design
- Comparison of CFD to wind tunnel experiments for wind loading on a low-rise building

7. Applications in civil engineering

8. Discussions
-organizing and presiding:Prof. B. Bienkiewicz and

Correspondence to: Prof. Tetsuro Tamura
Department of Environmental Physics and Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226, Japan
Fax: +81-45-924-5519 Email: ttamura@nc.titech.ac.jp

| Home | Bulletin Board | Bulletin Board(in Japanese) |

Questions or comments about this page? iwef-webmaster@arch.t-kougei.ac.jp