Project

Wind-structure interaction of lightweight pretensioned membrane structures

Duration
01 January 2017 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
Keywords
wind-structure interaction membrane structures
 
Project description

This research project investigates the influence of wind loading on the structural behaviour of membrane structures by means of wind tunnel tests and numerical simulations.
With correctly estimated wind pressure coefficients a more accurate design and analysis of membrane structures will lead to safer and more optimal membrane structures. The results will contribute to new design and analysis guidelines.