Dr John Holmes, JDH Consulting, Mentone, Australia
Dr. John Holmes is Director, JDH Consulting, based in Mentone, Victoria, Australia. He is currently Chair of Sub-
He is a Fellow of (the Institution of) Engineers Australia, and a Life Member of the Australasian Wind Engineering Society. John Holmes was awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship in 1989, the Warren Medal by the Institution of Engineers in 1990, a Senior Fellowship by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 1996, and the John P. Laborde Visiting Chair at Louisiana State University, 2003-
As a consultant, he has also been involved in the determination of design wind loads for many major structures including: West Gate Bridge, Melbourne; CityCorp Building, New York; Stadium Australia, Sydney; My Thuan Bridge, Vietnam; Docklands (Etihad) and Rectangular (AAMI) Stadiums, Melbourne; Baram Bridge, Malaysia; Macau Tower, China; Nanjing Stadium, China; Wembley Stadium redevelopment, London, U.K.; Chevron redevelopment and Gold Coast Convention Centre, Gold Coast, Australia; Pluto, Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG Plants, Western Australia.
“Effective wind load distributions for large roofs, with incorporation of resonant components”
It is a challenge for wind engineers to provide rational wind-
Based on the author’s experience with dlarge stadium structures over twenty years, the paper will discuss the options available for acquisition, and post-
The presentation will be illustrated with descriptions of several large stadium roofs including the Docklands (now ‘Etihad’) Stadium in Melbourne, the main Olympic (now ‘ANZ’) Stadium in Sydney, and the Wembley Stadium in London. The role of the wind loading distributions in contributing to two recent roof failures will also be described.