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S271
Simplified Principles of Wind Analysis

Ruben A. Gomez, PE

Every engineer knows that in order to achieve proficiency in Wind Analysis, he must first have a thorough knowledge of Trigonometry, Calculus, Rational Mechanics, Differential Equations, Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics and Vibration Theory. To do that it may take years of hard work and practical application. Admittedly, nowadays he may buy a computer program which could do all that for him after he inputs the required descriptive parameters. However, it is important to keep in mind that doing so without a functional knowledge of the design basics may get him in trouble with his State Professional Engineering Board under charges of incompetence and unethical conduct.

As a solution to all above, this course offers the “need to know basics” on Wind Analysis for the busy engineer or architect, with examples of practical application and abundance of graphics to help achieve the “learn through your eyes” principles that will stay with him for years to come.

Practical examples of hand calculations are also offered for those who want to follow the motions of reasoned structural analysis.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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