John Ginger

Prof John Ginger

Researcher
About
Prof John Ginger

Dr John Ginger is the Research Director of the Cyclone Testing Station, at James Cook University in Townsville.  He has been involved in research, testing and consulting in wind engineering since 1987. 

John has extensive experience in wind tunnel model studies and full-scale field tests on projects in Australia and overseas.  He has published papers and presented seminars on wind loading of structures in the areas of external and internal pressure characteristics, fluctuating loads on building components and their response, and structural vulnerability.

Project leadership

This project is developing the evidence base for risk mitigation by devising simple practical and economic upgrading options for existing houses. The outcomes will promote retrofit investment by home owners and provide a basis for incentives to encourage this action through insurance and government initiatives.
27 Aug 2019
A broken door or window during a windstorm allows wind to enter the building and push on the roof...
27 Aug 2019
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Wind Simulation (VAWS) is a software package that can be used to...
Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events
19 Sep 2018
This project aims to investigate and reduce damage from windstorms by developing vulnerability...
Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events
29 Jun 2017
This project aims to investigate windstorm risk mitigation by: (a) developing vulnerability models...
Wind induces internal pressures in industrial buildings
29 Jun 2017
Internal pressures are generated inside a building during a wind storm from openings in the...
Daniel Smith Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Many of us live in homes with vulnerabilities that contribute to community wind risk.
Mitchell Humphreys Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Internal pressures can contribute to a large portion of the net wind load on a building.
Korah Parackal Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
Peak wind loads on batten to truss connections on a typical gable roof house were examined using a...
Improving the Resilience of Existing Housing to Severe Wind Events
18 Aug 2015
Many of us live in homes with vulnerabilities that contribute to community wind risk. This project...
Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events
25 Aug 2014
Typically, older houses do not offer the same level of performance and protection during windstorms...

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