Climate change as a main source of severe weather conditions more and more often results in extreme wind loads on commercial facilities around the world.

At the same time modern materials and construction techniques allow for a new generation of structures that are remarkably flexible, low in damping and light in weight. Such structures exhibit an increased susceptibility to the action of wind.

To reduce risk exposure to physical damage and business interruption, its imperative to ensure that the performance of facilities and their components will be adequate during their anticipated lifetime from the standpoint of both structural safety and serviceability.

Wind engineering is the discipline evolved to estimate wind effects on structures at a higher degree of refinement than required in the past.

Special attention areas are for example

  • High rise buildings or other slender and tall structures

  • Performance of exterior glass and curtain walls

  • Serviceability of pedestrian areas

  • Oscillations and fluttor of suspension bridges

  • Action of extreme wind conditions on facilities with great economical and ecological impact




eS21 provides a broad spectum of services which are aimed at managing considerable complexities involved in assessments regarding (1) the wind environment, (2) the relation between that environment and the forces is generates and (3) the behaviour of whole buildings or their components under the action of these forces.



eS21 engineering & structures comprehensive range of both simplified and advanced assessment techniques cover

  • Wind environment analysis for specific facilitiies

  • Numerical wind force assessment

  • Planning and evaluation of wind tunnel tests

  • Bluff body aerodynamics

  • Aeroelastic vibration analysis