IAS18

The 18th International Advanced School on Wind and Structural Engineering (IAS18), Birmingham, UK, 24-26 July 2020. 

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IAS18  in July 2020 has been postponed.

Registration is closed, please contact the Events Team if you have a query, contact@bbaa2020.com.

CampusIAS was initiated by Professor Yukio Tamura, Professor of Chongqing University, foreign member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and former President of the International Association of Wind Engineering (IAWE). 

There have been 17 IAS events held around the world, the first IAS was organised in 2006 in Atsugi as one of the activities of the 21st Century of Excellence Program (COE) of Tokyo Polytechnic University (TPU). The first nine IAS events were organised by TPU COE. 

Since 2015, IAS events have been organised by 111 Projects of Beijing Jiaotong University and Chongqing University directed by Professor Qingshan Yang, Dean of school of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University. 111 Project is an intelligence introduction project, which supports the world wide knowledge sharing and teaching in wind and structural engineering fields. 

Previous IAS events have been held in Atsugi (Japan), Tokyo (Japan), Shanghai (China), Seoul (Korea), Opole (Poland), Beijing (China), New Delhi (India), Hong Kong (China), Manila (Philippines), Pahan (Malaysia), Chinese Taipei, Porto Alegre (Brazil), Beijing (China), Pahan (Malaysia), Chongqing (China), Chongqing (China), and Beijing (China).

IAS18 will come to Birmingham as a satellite event of BBAA IX, it will be co-organised by Chongqing University, University of Birmingham and Beijing Jiaotong University.

Young researchers, engineers and students are invited to attend IAS18.

Programme

The course will cover wind flow characteristics, building and bridge aerodynamics under stationary and non-stationary strong winds, equivalent wind loads and wind-induced responses, wind tunnel techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), urban wind energy, wind-resistant design of solar panels and wind turbines, and so on. 

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Friday 24 July 2020
 Time Lecturer and Topic
 09:00  Professor Hassan Hemida, University of Birmingham, UK
 Characteristics of Atmospheric Boundary Layer
 10:00  Professor Hassan Hemida, University of Birmingham, UK
 Simulations of Atmospheric Boundary Layer
 11:00  Professor Mark Sterling, University of Birmingham, UK
 Non-stationary winds
 12:00  Lunch
 13:00  Professor Richard Flay, University of Auckland, NZ
 Bluff body aerodynamics
 14:00  Professor Richard Flay, University of Auckland, NZ
 Along-wind gust factor approach
 15:00  Professor Kenny Kwok, Sydney University, AU
 Wind-induced vibrations of structures with special reference to tall buildings
 16:00  Professor Ahsan Kareem, University of Notre Dame, USA
 Dynamic response of structures to non-stationary winds – The generalized wind loading chain
 16:50  Close of day one
Saturday 25 July 2020
 Time Lecturer and Topic
 09:00  Professor You-Lin Xu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
 Vortex-induced vibration of long-span bridges with twin-box decks
 10:00  Professor Horia Hangan, Western University, CA
 Physical simulation approach to tornado and downburst damage and loss predictions
 11:00  Professor Ted Stathopoulos, Concordia University, CA
 Wind loads on canopies and solar panels
12:00  Lunch
 13:00   Professor Ted Stathopoulos, Concordia University, CA
  Urban wind energy
 14:00  Professor Claudio Borri , University of Firenze, IT
 Offshore wind energy potential
 15:00  Professor Claudio Borri , University of Firenze, IT
 Wind-wave-structure interaction phenomena: Dynamics of off-shore wind energy structures
 16:00  Professor Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE
 Computational wind engineering for pedestrian-level wind comfort around buildings
 16:50  Close of day two
Sunday 26 July 2020
 Time Lecturer and Topic
 09:00  Professor Shuyang Cao, Tongji University, CN
 CFD Applications in structural wind engineering problems
 10:00  Professor Gregory Kopp, Western University, CA
 Methods for determining wind loads on air-permeable, multi-layer cladding systems
 11:00  Professor Yukio Tamura, Chongqing University, CN
 Most efficient observation of random fields: Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD)
12:00  Lunch
 13:00   Professor Yukio Tamura, Chongqing University, CN
  Damping for wind resistant design of buildings
 14:00  Professor Ruediger Hoeffer, Ruhr University, DE
 Update of the European Standard EN 1991-1-4 "Wind Actions" (Part 1) Extended wind load modelling
 15:00  Professor Ruediger Hoeffer, Ruhr University, DE
 Update of the European Standard EN 1991-1-4 "Wind Actions" (Part 2) Extended response calculations
 16:00  Professor Qingshan Yang , Chongqing University, CN
 Code for wind resistant design of roof structures in China
 16:50  Close of IAS18

Programme subject to change.