2015 Postgraduate Award

Congratulations to Mr Joachim Paetzold from The University of Sydney for being awarded the 2015 Postgraduate Award. Mr Paetzold was awarded the prize for the presentation of his PhD research on “Wind effects on parabolic trough collectors at different positions in the solar field“ at the 17th AWES Workshop in Wellington in February. The AWES… Continue Reading

2014 AWES Undergraduate Prize

The AWES would like to congratulate Mr Blake Peoples from James Cook University for being awarded the AWES Undergraduate Thesis Prize for 2014. Mr Peoples’ submission, “Wind loads on course ore stockpile covers” was selected by a committee of academic and practicing wind engineers, and narrowly beat out a number of other very high quality… Continue Reading

Pedestrian wind effects criteria

Through consultation with our members and the wider wind engineering community, the AWES has developed the document, “Guidelines for Pedestrian Wind Effects Criteria”. The document can be found here. Please direct any questions regarding this document to Continue Reading

Winter Lecture available for viewing

The 2014 AWES Winter Lecture was held on 2 July, 2014 at QUT in Brisbane. This was the first lecture in a new initiative for the AWES, which we hope will enhance the strong linkages the Society has with industry and academia. Our first lecture was presented by Life Member, Prof. Chris Letchford and can… Continue Reading

2014 AWES Winter Lecture

The AWES will hold the 2014 AWES Winter Lecture on 2 July, 2014 at QUT in Brisbane. This is the first in a biannual series of public lectures aimed at providing the wider engineering community with a forum for hearing engaging speakers discuss some of the major issues confronting wind engineering and wind related sciences.… Continue Reading

Archived workshop proceedings now available

All previous AWES Workshop proceedings are now freely available for members (and non-members) to search, read and download! With more than 500 papers spanning almost 30 years, the considerable contribution of AWES to the growth and development of the field of wind engineering is clearly evident. The archive can be accessed here. Enjoy! Please direct… Continue Reading

2013 AWES Undergraduate Thesis Prize

The 2013 AWES Undergraduate Thesis Prize has been awarded to Mr Daniel Kang of the University of Southern Queensland for his thesis, CFD Analysis of a Shrouded Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The AWES congratulates Daniel on this achievement! A copy of Daniel’s submission can be viewed at the Prize Archive on this website. Continue Reading

Call for AWES Executive nominations

The term of the current AWES committee finishes at the end of this year. Interested AWES members should consider nominating themselves for the 2014-15 AWES Committee. The constitution of the AWES specifies that, “The Society shall be managed by a National Committee which shall comprise six elected persons, each of whom shall serve for a… Continue Reading

Pedestrian wind effects criteria document for review

As some of you may be aware the AWES is considering publishing guidelines/recommendations on pedestrian wind criteria for use by planners and wind engineering consultants. At the request of the AWES, Harry Fricke has kindly written up draft guidelines for comment by members. A discussion group has also been set up to facilitate discussion about… Continue Reading

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