News from the CRC
Many buildings built before the mid-1980s are vulnerable to severe wind, with Cyclone Larry wreaking havoc on Innisfail in Queensland in 2006.
CRC research voted best presentation at international conference
A CRC PhD student's presentation on Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC research has been voted the favourite at the 13th America's Conference on Wind Engineering.
CRC PhD student, Korah Parackal, presented at the conference on ‘The Correlation of Fluctuating Wind Loads and the Progressive Failure of Batten to Rafter Connection’.
Korah’s CRC PhD project, An analytical technique for determining the redistribution of structural load effects with increasing wind loads, is looking at the overall structural response of light framed timber construction to wind loads and determining the load redistribution and progressive failure mechanisms of the structure to severe wind events.
The conference, held in Gainesville, Florida, during May, brought together scientists, engineers, architects, educators and practitioners to discuss wind science and engineering.