A Brief Introduction to Academic and Educational Activities in Taiwan’s Wind Engineering Society
Keywords:Wind Resistant Design, Pedestrian Level, Indoor Ventilation, Offshore Wind Turbine, Wind-induced Disaster
This paper reviews domestic activities in the wind engineering field in Taiwan for the past nine-year period from 2012 to 2021, including activities of the Taiwan Association for Wind Engineering (TAWE), the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering (CICHE), and other related organizations. Among these activities, the activity of code revision is the main theme held by TAWE. Wind researchers and engineers were called to form seven working groups responsible for different revision targets. Besides the code revision, workshops have been regularly held every year to promote wind engineering education not only for students but also for engineers, together with several publications on theories or practices. Among these working groups, a complementary comparison work for the evaluation of pedestrian level winds is also attached to this paper in the appendix. Although still under discussion, a first national standard for offshore wind turbines in Taiwan is attempted to announce in the coming year. Taiwan’s wind engineering society has provided professional advice to help the standard in a sound status and consistent with the current wind code for buildings.
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