主题： Characterizing the hazard and impact of thunderstorm windgusts on structures
Presenter: Matthew S. Mason
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland. Granted the Ph.D. of Texas Tech University. After that, served as a lecturer of University of Sydney and Queensland University of Technology. At present, being the chair of National Committee of Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES) Chair. Member of Standards Australia BD-006-02 Committee, and Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS). With the research expertise in catastrophe risk modeling (severe local storms and tropical cyclones), post-event damage assessment, wind tunnel testing, computational wind engineering, and near-surface wind observation and analysis.
Thunderstorm wind gusts are the dominant design event for characterizing severe wind climates in many parts of the world. This talk will outline research being undertaken at the University of Queensland to better define the hazard thunderstorms pose to engineered structures as well as novel research being undertaken to study wind loading during these events. Analysis of full-scale weather observations, full-scale wind load measurements, and transient wind tunnel test.