Dr Peter Richards, University of Auckland
Peter Richards is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Reading University and his PhD at the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1981, but has returned to the UK on research and study leave on several occasions, working at the Silsoe Research Institute and the University of Birmingham on wind engineering research, with particular emphasis on storm damage of low-
“Capabilities and limitations of large scale test facilities”
In recent years a number of large-
During 2014 the author spent 5 months at the FIU, observing and analysing data from this facility. One of the test cases used was a 1:5 scale model of the Silsoe 6m Cube.
This paper will address a number of issues which arise with such large-