- Philippine National Standard (Code) development. Review of historical development. Review of current provisions. Comparisons with current international codes.
- Wind Tunnel Testing procedure*. Design/selection of WT type for Philippine conditions.
- CFD for structural wind design purposes*. Reduction of errors. Correlation with full scale measurements.
- Scenario typhoon... similar to MMEIRS output.
- Redundancy design against progressive collapse of residential building under typhoons.
- Characterization of wind-borne missile trajectories and effects on building envelopes.
- Delphi method to analyze non-engineer's damage photos.
- Research topics wiki. (e.g. this post)
- Online Real-Time Updated Wind Hazard Map
- Monte-carlo simulation of typhoon tracks and intensity, and development of 500-, 700-, and 2500-year return period wind speed maps, and wind directionality factors.
- Typhoon wind (vertical) profile, and comparison with NSCP 2001 wind profile and effects on existing structures.
- Engineering Survey of PAGASA meteorological stations to arrive at correction factors.
- Optimum location of new meteorological stations... using Kriging Method?
- Terrain exposure categorization and topographic effects calculator using Google and other Maps
- Relationship of damping and non-linear response of... Buildings?
- Target performance levels for certain return periods.
- Further processing of vibration data of 100 buildings in Metro Manila to determine damping values... using SSI, and/or RD method.
- Full-scale natural frequency and damping measurement correlated with wind speeds at time of measurement.
- For what types does wind load govern over earthquake loads in the primary LFRS design?
- Relationship and damping and non-linear response of... Non-building steel structures?
- For what types does wind load govern over earthquakes in the primary LFRS design?
- Measurement of natural frequencies and damping of trussed structures (towers and billboards) in the Philippines...
- Addressing issues in scaling effects on wind tunnel testing of lattice structures for estimating dynamic wind effects... http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=wind+tunnel+testing+of+lattice+towers&meta=&rlz=
- Quantification of effects of fatigue due to wind loads... Additional load factor to account for fatigue?
- Code- or design-dependent factor... GENERIC natural frequency estimator (formula)
- Minimum nail and tie-down design for roofs, and general wind-resistant design of low-cost housing... (e.g. for Haiti)
- Full-scale measurements of various low-income construction types... in Catanduanes (i.e. very high wind speed region)!?
8. Tools to improve designs
- Book: Wind loading basics for structural engineers