- Lin Zhao
- Jinxin CAO, Tongji University
The extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, thunderstorms and tornadoes have caused severe damages on wind-sensitive structures and the risk of future wind-induced disasters continue to escalate with population shifts towards wind-prone coastal regions. Wind effects on structures is a complicated process that involves meteorological phenomenon, local strong wind distribution, bluff-body aerodynamics, transient wind load, aero-elastic interaction between flow and structures, structure dynamics, structure failure mechanism and so on. This mini symposium aims to discuss the wind-induced disasters of various wind-sensitive structures and infrastructures with a focus on applications of computational mechanisms. Accordingly, the topics of interest of the proposed mini symposium include 1) Numerical simulation of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, thunderstorms and tornadoes; 2) Local strong wind characteristics; 3) Aerodynamic and aero-elastic behavior of wind-sensitive structures; 4) Wind load and structure failure process and 5) other related topics.