Technical Papers

Technical Papers

Reliability of Wind Tunnel Techniques

    • A.W. Rofail and K.C.S. Kwok, 1989, “A Statistical Analysis of Parameters Relating to the Sampling and Analysis of Wind Loads in Wind Tunnels”, Workshop on Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Melbourne, 5-7 December, pp.24-26.
    • A.W. Rofail and K.C.S. Kwok, 1990, “The Effect of Facade Features on Cladding Pressures”, Proceedings of the Second National Structural Engineering Conference, Adelaide, 3-5 October, pp.109-114.
    • A.W. Rofail and K.C.S. Kwok, 1991, “A Reliability Study of Wind Tunnel Results for Cladding Pressures”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Wind Engineering, 8-12 July. Later published in the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.
    • A.W. Rofail, 1994, “Full-scale/ Model-scale Comparisons of Wind Pressures on the TTU Building”, 9th International Conference on Wind Engineering, New Delhi, India.
    • C. Mans, T. Rofail, “Effect of Balustrades on Building Cladding Pressures”, 10th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, Sydney, Australia, February 6-7, 2003.
    • A.W. Rofail, R. Tonin and D. Hanafi, 2004, “Sensitivity of frequency response to type of tubing”, Australasian Wind Engineering Workshop, Darwin, June 28-29, 2004.

Wind Loads on Façades and Façade Elements

    • L.J.Aurelius and A.W.Rofail, “Inter-Tenancy Wall Design for Tall Buildings with Operable Facades”, 12AWES Workshop, Queenstown, February 2006
    • A.W. Rofail and K.C.S. Kwok, 1990, “The Effect of Facade Features on the Wind Pressure Distribution on Buildings”, Proceedings of the Fourth World Congress of the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Hong Kong, 5-9 November, pp.735-750.
    • A.W. Rofail and K.C.S. Kwok, 1999, “The effect of sunshading elements on Cladding Pressures”, 10th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmmark.
    • C. Mans, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, “Wind loads on parapets”, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, U.S.A. June 4 – 6, 2001.
    • C. Mans, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, “The effect of roof pitch on low building structural loads” , Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, U.S.A. June 4-6, 2001.
    • C. Mans, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, “The prediction of wind loads on building attachments”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST), Ottawa, Canada. June 26-29, 2001.
    • C. Mans, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, “Wind loads on parapets”, 10th Australasian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, Sydney, Australia, February 6-7, 2003.
    • C. Mans, T. Rofail, “Wind loads on balustrades”, 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. June 2 – 5, 2003.
    • A.W. Rofail and C. Mans, 2004, “Wind Loads on Balustrades [on tall buildings]”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies”, Sydney, 29th March to 2nd April.
    • C. Mans, G.A. Kopp, D. Surry, “Wind loads on low buildings with various parapet configurations”, 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. June 2 – 5, 2003.
    • S.T. Smith and A.W. Rofail, 1994, “A Comparison Between Wind Tunnel Cladding Pressures and Code Estimates”, Proceedings of the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, September 21-23.
    • T.C.E. Ho, C. Mans, D. Surry, G.A. Kopp, “The NIST aerodynamic database for wind loads on low buildings: Part 2. local loads”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (Under review).

Wind Tunnel Modelling Techniques

Natural Ventilation

Wind Noise

Thunderstorm Downbursts

    • C.W. Letchford, C. Mans,”Translation effects in modelling thunderstorm downbursts”, 4th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Bochum, Germany. Sept. 11-14, 2000.
    • (Invited Lecture) C.W. Letchford, C. Mans, T. Chay, “Thunderstorms – their importance in Wind Engineering (A case for the next generation wind tunnel)”, The Fifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, Kyoto, Japan. October 21-24, 2001.
    • C.W. Letchford, C. Mans, T. Chay, “Thunderstorms – their importance in Wind Engineering (A case for the next generation wind tunnel)”, Journal of Wind Engineering, Vol. 89, 2001. pp. 31-44.

Solar Reflectivity

Wind-Structure Interaction

Wind Environment Criteria

Wind Climate Analysis