In Memoriam of Giovanni Solari

Posted on by Federico Canepa

The Research Group in Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics of the University of Genoa is organizing an online event in memory of our dear Prof. Giovanni Solari on
April 19th, 2021, at 2 pm (Italian time),
5 months after his death.

The meeting is not of a scientific nature, and will only include personal testimonies.
The event will be visible on YouTube at the following link (already active).

Participation is free, during the open event it will be possible to write memories on the YouTube chat.


Call for papers: “Physical and Numerical Simulation of the Flow around Porous Elements and Double Skin Façades”

Posted on by Federico Canepa

Porous elements are becoming increasingly popular in modern architecture. In particular, porous barriers are often mounted on bridge decks in order to protect vehicles against strong cross-winds while porous claddings can be used in order to visually emphasize the volume of framed structures. Their use is becoming particularly important also as external layer of double skin façades, often used to improve the building performance in terms of internal comfort and energy consumption.

This Special Issue will collect contributions focused on the simulation of the flow around porous elements and double-skin façades by means of both physical and numerical models. Contributions might include fundamental research as well as detailed descriptions of case studies, developing cutting-edge methodologies for their analysis.

Please visit the following link for further details: link

Dr. Luca Patruno
Prof. Dr. Stefano de Miranda
Guest Editors


International Wind Engineering online monthly seminars

Posted on by Federico Canepa

Because of the Covid19 pandemic, opportunities for the international wind engineering community to meet physically have been very much restricted and are likely to remain so for at least the next year.

To enable the community to continue to interact with each other, at least in a virtual way, the University of Birmingham is organizing a series of six seminars via Zoom from October 2020 to March 2021.  These are sponsored by the IAWE and will hopefully have a significant international audience. Each seminar will last around an hour and a half to two hours, and will consist of a main speaker for around 30 minutes followed by further short contributions or a panel debate. There will also be an opportunity for online discussion by those attending.

For the complete list of seminars and for further details, please visit:

International Wind Engineering seminars 2020/21

Registration details, seminar programme and speaker and talk abstracts will be posted on each seminar’s webpage at the link above as they become available. Recordings of the presentations will also be posted after the seminars.

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