What is CLIV?

In 2003 the Institute for Technological Research of São Paulo (IPT), the Laboratorio de Capa Límite y Fluidodinámica Ambiental (LaCLyFA) from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the Instituto de Mecánica de los Fluidos e Ingeniería Ambiental (IMFIA) from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, proposed the creation of a channel to exchange the knowledge in Wind Engineering field between Latin American countries.

In 2007 the Associação Latino Americana de Engenharia do Vento (ALIV) was proposed and the first academic conference took place in Uruguay in 2008. Dr. José Cataldo was in charge of presiding over the first period of the ALIV. In August 2008, the foundation letter was signed, the statutes were formulated and ALIV’s registration as a Civil Society in Uruguay was launched. Since 2008 two conferences were held (CLIV 1 and CLIV 2). On these meetings technical papers related to Wind Engineering topics were presented and lectures were given by keynote professionals.


The III CLIV will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, at the Institute for Technological Research (IPT) from 5 to 8 November, 2018


To promote the exchange, discussion and dissemination of topics related to Wind Engineering in Latin America.


Professionals which work with topics related to Wind Engineering, researchers and students.


The conference will be composed of technical sessions and lectures by keynote professionals. Find out the III CLIV topics and the keynote speakers.

Revista IPT

The approved papers which have their registration fees paid will compose the conference proceedings. The best papers will be selected to be published in a special edition of the Revista IPT. These selected papers will be revealed during the III CLIV.

About São Paulo

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Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT)
Av. Professor Almeida Prado, 532
Cidade Universitária
São Paulo, SP.



The conference will be split into technical sessions and lectures by keynote professionals from Brazil and other countries. III CLIV will cover the topics listed below:

  1. Aerodynamics of buildings : including high and low rise buildings, facades and cladding, internal pressure, transmission lines, bridges, offshore structures and helidecks.
  2. Fluids and structures : bluff body aerodynamics, aeroelastic phenomena, turbulence and vehicles.
  3. Ventilation in urban environments : diffusion of atmospheric emissions, pedestrian comfort and safety, ventilation and wind effects on vegetation.
  4. Wind and wind codes : Design wind speeds, extreme wind climatology, characterization of the atmospheric boundary layer, wind energy and wind codes.
  5. Experimental methods : Field measurement of wind characteristics, instrumentation and sensors, simulation and wind tunnel modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer.


Submission start date April 2, 2018
Submission deadline date
Submission deadline date
Submission deadline date
June 8, 2018
June 15, 2018
July 16, 2018
Notification of acceptance
Notification of acceptance
August 1, 2018
August 17, 2018
Registration start date August 1, 2018
Final paper submission date (after acceptance) September 3, 2018
Registration deadline date (for publication) September 14, 2018
Registration deadline date October 15, 2018
III CLIV November 5 - 8, 2018


Download the III CLIV program and event map.

Technical sessions, lectures and panels are going to take place in building 39.


Registration fees

Professors and industry professionals 1 2 R$ 500,00
Mútua member 1 2 R$250,00
Graduate and under-graduate student 1 3 R$250,00
Additional paper R$200,00

Registration is now closed

  1. Coffee break and lunch (finger food) included [return]
  2. Allows up to two submissions [return]
  3. Allows one submission [return]


Proceedings of the III CLIV


Papers selected for the Revista IPT

Download of the list of selected papers which will be published ins a special edition of the Revista IPT.


Keynote speakers confirmed

José Cataldo
Dr. José Cataldo Ottieri
Graduated as an Industrial and Mechanical Engineer, in 1986, and began his activity at the Institute of Mechanics of Fluids and Environmental Engineering, from the Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República/Uruguai, where he held positions of Assistant Professor, Deputy, Aggregate and Professor Holder in Total Dedication Regime. Completed the Master’s and Doctorate in Applied Fluid Mechanics in the same Faculty. Specialized in Hydromechanics and Wind Engineering. Responsible for the activities related to Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy carried out in the Faculty, including the design and construction of a wind tunnel, aerodynamic and aeroelastic tests of structures, wind comfort studies, evaluation studies of the wind potential and study of vibrations in turbomachinery. His activity in the professional environment is developed in the area of dispersion of atmospheric pollutants and in the study of processes with air movement.

Bento Koike
Eng. Bento Massahiko Koike
A graduate and postgraduate in Aeronautical Engineering from ITA, Bento worked for 8 years in both the Institute of Space Activities (IAE) and the Institute of Space Research (INPE). During that time he participated in projects at the German Institute of Aerospace Research (DFVLR) and the Canadian Communications Research Centre in Ottawa. Later he co-founded and managed Composite, a company that produced important components for the Brazilian Space Program. In 1995 he founded Tecsis and was its CEO for 18 years (in 2007 Tecsis became a case study at the Harvard Business School). The company became the largest global manufacturer of customized wind turbine blades (8000+ employees) and for years held more than 45% of the US Market Share. In 2013, he won the Endeavor Global Entrepreneur of the Year award. He left Tecsis in 2014 and dedicates himself to new technology-based ventures. He is a member of the Board of IWES, Germany, and vice-president of VDI (German Association of Engineers-Brazil).

Fernando Marques
Dr. Fernando Vítor Marques da Silva
Lecture / Panel “Ventilation in urban environments
Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D. in Instituto Superior Técnico / Lisboa / Portugal. Coordination of infrastructure works, assembly and start-up of the first wind turbine connected to the electricity distribution network; Evaluation of Wind Potential in several areas of Portugal and definition of wind farm implementation; Member of GT2 from CTA17- ONS (Ventilation and evacuation of combustion products from places aiming to installation of gas appliances) of the IPQ; Coordinator of the Portuguese participation for Annex44 from the International Energy Agency - Integrating Environmentally Responsive Elements in Buildings and the H2020 application of the CURFEW project (Resilience of infrastructures to extreme winds), and team member of other (12) research projects. More than seven dozen aerodynamic studies of several buildings and structures (bridges, pavilions, stadiums) and outdoor comfort.

Flávio D'Alambert
Eng. Flávio Correia D’Alambert
Civil engineer from the School of Engineering of the University Mackenzie, graduated in 1981. Technical Director of Projeto Alpha Engenharia de Estruturas, former Professor of Steel and Wood Structures and former Professor of Big Structures and Bridges (University Mackenzie). Participated in many Arenas and Stadium projects. ABCEM Award - best Brazilian steel structure work in 1996 and 2003. Talento Engenharia Estrutural Award - first place in 2006, 2007 and 2015 and two honorable mentions (2011 and 2014). ASBEA 2006 Award - first place in Institutional Projects - CEPEMA.

Augusto Pedreira
Eng. Augusto G. Pedreira de Freitas
Graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo in 1988, where he received from ABCP the Ary Frederico Torres award, to the best student of concrete structure and construction courses. Specialization in several extension courses in the area of structural design of reinforced and prestressed concrete, structural masonry and precast. He participated as speaker of several symposiums presenting alternative constructive systems rationalized with the use of precast elements. Coordinated the elaboration of the Brazilian standard NBR 16475: 2016 - Precast concrete wall panels - Requirements and procedures. He has been a partner at Pedreira de Freitas Engenharia since 1993. He was President of ABECE (Associação Brasileira de Engenharia e Consultoria Estrutural - Brazilian Association of Engineering and Structural Consulting) from 2014 to 2016, where he was a founding partner, and is currently a counselor.

Euclydes Trovato
Eng. Euclydes Trovato Neto
Civil engineer from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, graduated in 1987. His main areas of expertise are structural engineering, critical structural integrity assessment, projects and analyzes of marine and submarine structures. He is currently the engineering director of: Thornton Tomasetti Brasil Engenharia Ltda (since 2012), BRZ-Experts Engenharia Ltda (since 2016) and Oriciclon Engenharia Ltda (since 2001).

Gilder Nader
Dr. Gilder Nader
Wind tunnel visit
PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, MSc and B.S. in physics from the Institute of Physics of the Universidade Federal Fluminense. Reseacher at the Institute for Technological Research in São Paulo and Assistant Professor at FATEC Tatuapé. Has experience with Fluid Mechanics, Piezoeletric Actuators and Optical Sensors. Research topics are mainly related to Wind Engineering: Aerodynamics of Buildings and Naval Structures, Contaminant Dispersion and Wind Comfort.

Thiago Barreiros
Me. Thiago Salaberga Barreiros
Architect and urbanist from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) with master degree from the Institute for Technological Research (IPT) in numerical modelling of wind loads on façades. Specialized in light façades at the Instituto per le Tecnologie della Construzione - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ITC-CNR, Milano). Researcher at IPT with emphasis on evaluation of frames and construction systems and developer of equipment for new tests.

Alessandra Prata
Dra. Alessandra R. Prata Shimomura
Panel “Ventilation in urban environments”
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo/USP. Researcher at LABAUT - Laboratory of Environmental Comfort and Energy Efficiency/FAUUSP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the PUC-Campinas, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the UNICAMP, a PhD in Architecture and Urbanism from the USP, with experiments conducted at the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering/Portugal (LNEC) and Post-doctorate in Architecture and Urbanism from the FAUUSP. Has experience in the area of Architecture and Urbanism, working mainly in the following subjects: suitability and environmental comfort, urban climate maps, natural ventilation, wind tunnel and computational simulation CFD and GIS.

Fúlvio Vittorino
Dr. Fúlvio Vittorino
Panel “Ventilation in urban environments”
Mechanical Engineer and PhD from the University of São Paulo, Director of the Centro Tecnológico do Ambiente Construído (Technological Center of the Built Environment) from Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de São Paulo S/A (Technological Research Institute of the State of São Paulo S/A) - IPT (since 2008). He is a researcher at IPT since 1988. Professor at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) from 1989 to 1991 and professor in all the courses of Specialization in Environmental Comfort and Energy Conservation promoted by FUPAM / FAU - USP since 2001. Author or coauthor of more than 270 technical reports and more than 70 articles presented in Annals of events or periodicals. Experience in the Civil Engineering area, with emphasis on Thermal Performance, working mainly on the following topics: thermal performance of buildings, thermal comfort, construction system, performance evaluation and computational performance simulation.

Paulo Jabardo
Dr. Paulo J. Saiz Jabardo
Panel “High rise buildings”
PhD, MSc an B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo. Reseacher at the Institute for Technological Research in São Paulo since 2000, where he participated in the project and the construction of the IPT’s Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel. Current activities include test and research on topics related to Wind Engineering and Applied Fluid Dynamics.

Abram Belk
Eng. Abram Belk
Panel “High rise buildings”
Civil Engineer from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, graduated in 1981, completed the Specialization course in Business Administration for Graduates at the FGV (CEAG) in 1984. Career dedicated to the development of computer systems for civil engineering, having worked at the Technical Office JC Figueiredo Ferraz and Themag Engineering. Development Director of TQS Informática since its foundation in 1986, where he develops TQS systems for structural design in reinforced and prestressed concrete

Johann Ferrareto
Dr. Johann Andrade Ferrareto
Panel “High rise buildings”
Structural Engineer of ArcelorMittal Research and Development Center in Brazil, responsible for Civil Construction researches. Development of the metallic and mixed structures market in Latin America with infrastructure projects (mixed bridges) and buildings (up to 200m in height). PhD in Structural Engineering (Dynamics of Structures under dynamic wind action) from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Master (Bac +5) and double graduation in Nuclear Civil Engineering by École Espéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris, France).

Sergio Stolovas
Eng. Sérgio Stolovas
Panel “High rise buildings”
Civil Engineer specialized in Structures, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Resistant Engineering. In Brazil since 2005, Sérgio Stolovas develops his activities as advisor in Structural Engineering and Applied Structural Dynamics on behalf of STO Análise e Soluções Estruturais Ltda for large civil projects as tall buildings, bridges, arenas and generally for structures submitted to dynamic effects induced by wind, industrial machinery and human activities.

Organizing Committee

  • Me. Gabriel Borelli Martins, IPT (coordinator)
  • Profa. Dra. Alessandra R. Prata Shimomura, FAUUSP (coordinator)
  • Profa. Dra. Ranny Loureiro Xavier N. Michalski, FAUUSP
  • Dr. Paulo José Saiz Jabardo, IPT
  • Prof. Dr. Gilder Nader, IPT
  • Prof. Eng. Delduque Oliveira Martins
  • Profa. Dra. Anésia Barros Frota, FAUUSP
  • Augusto Max Colin, IPT
  • Célia Regina Vallin de Souza, IPT
  • Valéria Gonçalves F. Minatelli, IPT

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. José Cataldo Ottieri, Universidad de la República
  • Dra. Valéria Durañona, Universidad de la República
  • Dra. Ana Scarabino, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Dr. Julio Marañon Di Leo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata
  • Dra. Marta Rosales, Universidad Nacional del Sur
  • Dr. Bruno Natalini, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste
  • Dra. Anésia Barros Frota, FAUUSP
  • Dra. Alessandra R. Prata Shimomura, FAUUSP
  • Dra. Ranny Loureiro Xavier N. Michalski, FAUUSP
  • Dr. Ricardo Tokio Higuti, UNESP - Ilha Solteira
  • Dra. Luciana Alves de Oliveira, IPT
  • Dr. Gilder Nader, IPT
  • Dr. Paulo José Saiz Jabardo, IPT
  • Augusto Max Colin, IPT




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