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.
|The structural response of connections and progressive failure mechanisms in light framed timber structures to wind loads||Korah Parackal|
|Wind induced internal pressures in industrial buildings||Mitchell Humphreys|
Typically, older houses do not offer the same level of performance and protection during windstorms as houses constructed to contemporary building standards.
Many of us live in homes with vulnerabilities that contribute to community wind risk. This project aims to investigate windstorm risk mitigation by: (A) Developing vulnerability models for structural strength of housing from field and laboratory observations, and (B) Evaluating potential upgrading and retrofitting solutions for residential structures.
Peak wind loads on batten to truss connections on a typical gable roof house were examined using a 1/50 scale wind tunnel study.
This project aims to investigate windstorm risk mitigation by: (a) developing vulnerability models for structural strength of housing from field and laboratory observations and (b) evaluating potential upgrading and retrofitting solutions for residential structures.
Internal pressures are generated inside a building during a wind storm from openings in the envelope. Internal pressures contribute to a large portion of the loads on a building, failures due to internal pressures are often seen post events. This project aims to provide more accurate internal pressure design criterion for wind loading standards, thus increasing resulience, survivability and improve vulnerability modeling of all building stock in Australia.
|Presentation-Slideshow||13 Feb 2015||Improving the Resilience of Existing Housing to Severe Wind Events||Save (1.8 MB)||cyclone, engineering, mitigation|
|Presentation-Slideshow||02 Sep 2015||Investigation of Damage Severe Storm Event in Brisbane on 27 November 2014||Save (3.05 MB)||cyclone, engineering, infrastructure|
|Presentation-Slideshow||24 Oct 2016||Improving the resilience of existing housing to severe wind events||Save (6.56 MB)||cyclone, engineering, resilience|
|HazardNoteEdition||30 Jan 2017||Strengthening infrastructure for natural hazard impacts||Save (358.94 KB)||earthquake, engineering, mitigation|