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Intensive lectures on the subject of various wind engineering topics are opened for the international internship students and COE short term researchers. The intensive lectures are done by many professors belonging to architecture and the wind engineering course.

【Lectures in FY 2008】
【Structure system field】
1. Prof. Yukio Tamura

Lecture 1: Introduction of TPU Global Center of Excellence Program
Lecture 2: Risk under earthquakes and risk under wind
Lecture 3: Extreme wind events and damage assessment
Lecture 4: Flow patterns and pressures
Lecture 5: Dynamic wind forces and design wind loads
Lecture 6: Wind resistant design of tall buildings
Lecture 7: Wind tunnel tests and full-scale tests
Lecture 8: Monitoring techniques in wind engineering
Lecture 9: Most efficient observation of random phenomena - Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
Lecture 10: Damping in buildings
Lecture 11: Suppression of wind-induced vibration of buildings - Damping devices
Lecture 12: Pressure distributions and flow fields causing extreme wind force components
Lecture 13: Universal equivalent static wind load distributions
Lecture 14: Wind-induced nonelastic response

【Environment system field】
1. Prof. Ryuichiro Yoshie

Numerical simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer

Lecture 1. Equation of heat conduction
・Let’s check dimension (unit) of each term in the equation of heat conduction, and imagine physical meaning of the equation.
・Let’s derive the equation of heat conduction.
・Various expressions for the equation of heat conduction.

Lecture 2. Numerical simulation for equation of heat conduction.
・Discretization by control volume method
・Discretization by finite difference
・Boundary conditions for heat transfer
・Explicit method
・Implicit method
・Numerical stability of explicit and implicit method
・Let’s make a numerical analysis program for the equation of heat conduction.

Lecture 3. Equation of fluid flow and heat transfer
・Heat transport equation.
・Mass conservation equation (Continuity equation)
・Navier-Stokes equations
・Turbulence models
・Reynolds average
・Zero-equation model
・One-equation model
・Two-equation k-εmodel

Lecture 4. Numerical simulation for Two-equation k-εmodel
・Discretization by control volume method
・MAC method
・SIMPLE method
・Four basic rules for discretization
・Upwind-scheme for advection term
・Boundary conditions
・Inflow boundary conditions
・Outflow boundary conditions
・boundary conditions for wall shear stress
・boundary conditions for wall heat transfer

2. Prof. Nobuyuki Kobayashi
Assessment of Wind Environment for Pedestrian in Urban Area
Lecture 1 Reality of Environmental obstacle by strong wind
・Assessment code of Tokyo Metropolitan Government
・Significance of “windy place” and “calm place”
Lecture 2 Statistics of meteorological wind data
・Wind rose and wind speed
・Weibull distribution
・Gust factor of wind near the ground
・Wind tunnel test
Approaching flow/Roughness elements/Reference wind speed in the wind tunnel/Wind speed ratio of each wind direction
Lecture 2 Probability of exceedance of wind speed
・Application of meteorological wind data for exceeding probability
・Criteria for wind environment assessment by several researchers

3. Prof. Masaaki Ohba
Natural ventilation and Cross- ventilation
Lecture 1: Physics of natural ventilation
Lecture 2: Cross-ventilation structure
Lecture 3: Effective method of cross-ventilation
Lecture 4: Energy-saving strategy and architectural design about cross-ventilation
Lecture 5: Thermal comfort in cross-ventilation environment

Indoor air pollution
Lecture 1: Air pollution status caused by indoor chemical substances in houses