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Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan March 12 - 14, 2018
Japan Association for Wind Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
JURC, Tokyo Polytechnic University
International Association for Wind Engineering
In recent years, wind-related disasters have occurred frequently not only in Japan but also overseas, causing significant casualty, property damage and economic loss. The sum of economic loss in the United States, Japan and China, which are disaster hotspots, makes up more than 80 % of the total worldwide loss. In addition, such disasters frustrate economic advancement in developing countries such as the countries of South-East Asia.
Hence, the mitigation of wind-related disaster is a challenge needed to be faced by many countries. In this context, ‘wind-related disasters’ does not only refer to structural failure caused by strong winds, but also includes various disasters which are directly or indirectly caused by wind, such as strong winds which accompany various meteorological phenomena (e.g., typhoons and tornadoes) and environmental problem caused by weakened wind phenomena (e.g., urban heat islands and air pollution). Latest researches suggest that climate change affects increase of extreme weather and results in both extremely strong and weakened wind.
In order to mitigate wind-related disasters, approaches from the social sciences must be combined with engineering and scientific approaches. This workshop will offer an opportunity to understand the current situation of wind-related disasters and to discuss the methodologies proposed by researchers and experts from various academic fields aimed at lessening loss caused by these disasters.
風工学は風の負荷や構造物の振動、大気汚染、風力エネルギーなど、さまざまな研究テーマをカバーしています。 また、建築、土木工学、気象学、航空工学、車両工学、電気工学など様々な分野に関連しています.JAWEは、風力工学に関する科学研究と技術の進歩と発展を促進しています。 私たちはJAWEに参加する多くの研究者や技術者を招待し、私たちとさらなる風力発電活動を促進したいと考えています。