The topology behind the destructive power of wind

Topology behind Wind Engineering

The topology behind the destructive power of wind

John Hancock, the tallest skyscraper that faced problems in early 1970’s is the reason behind the researchers and students to start a research on wind engineering at Northeastern University. The tower was shaped and designed like a knife that can control or influence people inside. It would further pop out and crash the streets below.


John Hancock was taken as an interesting example to deal with wind engineering. It is because, the tower was designed in such a way that the wings could handle stress of the wind while the thin sides might collapse completely which slices down the edge.


Wind Engineering has advanced a lot since Hancock tower and experts claim that there is still a lot to learn. Hence Caracoglia and his colleagues are hosting a workshop along with researchers in the field from Tonji University in China.


“It’s a very good opportunity to learn about the other aspects of wind engineering that I haven’t had a chance to study in depth,” says Viet Le.


Viet Le is a doctoral student in Caracoglia’s lab who is co-chairing the workshop with fellow doctoral student Shaoning Li. Provided Cui, a set from Tongji University sums up two other professors who are recognised leaders in the field of wind engineering along with 13 doctoral students.


Li is expected to present his research on the effects of Thunderstorm and winds (Tornados) on giant buildings and the others from the Northeastern University will discuss on various other topics that include vibration of wind turbines blades under distinct wind conditions.


People from Tongji University are expected to share their researches which include how long-span bridges respond to winds during a typhoon.


The biggest advantage about the seminar is that knowing more about the perspectives of wind and thunderstorm would help us think out of the box and explore more creative and effective solutions that can withstand any type of tornado in the future.


Justin Aaron

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