Wind engineering

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For earthquake and wind protection, the Taipei 101, Taiwan building has the tuned mass damper.[1]

Wind engineering studies effects of wind on the buildings and its possible damage or problems to their inhabitants. From the point of structural engineering, it is interested in strong winds, which may cause discomfort, as well as extreme winds, such as in a tornado, hurricane or heavy storm, which may cause widespread destruction.

Wind engineering needs information from meteorology, fluid dynamics, mechanics, and a number of special engineering disciplines including aerodynamics, and structural dynamics. The tools may also include atmospheric models, atmospheric boundary layer, wind tunnels and computational fluid dynamics models.[2]

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  1. Tuned mass damper
  2. The Burj Dubai tower: Wind Engineering solution