Wind Loads on Structures

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Structural Risk and Reliability
Department Name: Civil Engineering


The SANS 10160:2010 and 2011 contains a set of new loading stipulations (Parts 1 to 8) and introduces substantial changes to the South African structural design paradigm. In particular Part 3: Wind actions, constitutes a significant departure from the old wind loading procedures included in SANS 10160-1989 which was largely based on the 1952 guidelines of the British CP3 Standard.

This seminar is dedicated to the wind loading aspects of structural design in view of the:
· complexity of the related physical phenomena which determine the wind loading,
· their numerical interpretation and design simplifications,
· the multitude of modern design forms within the built environment, with
· structures becoming more prone wind action due to the extensive use of light-weight materials.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 1 day each
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: OI Van Wyk
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 4070
Latest Year Offered: 2016