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Potential multidisciplinary collaborators for your NSF proposal
Aiming at fostering multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists for broadly inclusive research, the NHERI WOW EF team has communicated with several wind engineering faculty and established a new platform on DesignSafe-CI website that includes a referral database of Wind Engineering experts across the U.S. This helps EF users to find research collaborators in the field of wind engineering and wind tunnel testing. The platform provides contact information and research interests for the wind hazard researchers who are willing to contribute, as collaborators, to NSF proposals being submitted by potential EF users who propose utilization of the NHERI experimental facilities.
Nigel B. Kaye
Wind borne debris problems including launch conditions, flight modeling, and parameter sensitivity analysis ; wildfire modeling including ember transport and spot fire risk modeling; green infrastructure response to extreme events including green roof system wind failures and flood mitigation.
Colorado State University
Analytical and experimental studies of wind effects on long-span bridges; Performance-based assessment and design of long-span bridges under wind hazards; Simulation of bridge, traffic and wind interactions; Risk assessment of safety, comforting and efficiency of traffic under windy conditions; Safety and resilience of traffic system in wind-prone areas; Risk-based traffic management of long-span bridge system subjected to winds.
Florida International University
Impact of wind and wind-driven rain on low-rise residential structures, building components and cladding elements, Wind design of non-structural building attachments, Wind performance of infrastructure systems (including traffic, energy systems), Development and enhancement of wind standards and building codes of practice.
Florida International University
Downburst and tornado simulation and loading; Wind effects on structures; wind effects on tranimssion lines; wind effects on cable structures, Wind tunnel and full-scale modeling, Aeroelasticity of civil structures.
Iowa State University
Wind Engineering/Wind Energy – Wind tunnel/computational simulations of ABL and non-synoptic (tornado, downburst, gust) wind for assessing wind loads on civil structures; aeroelasticity of civil/aerospace structures; aerodynamic load models and parameter identification; wind-induced response of long-span bridges, tall buildings, high masts, signal lights, airplane wings, wind turbine blades and towers, cables; wind-induced fatigue; design of wind tunnels.
Louisiana State University
Experimental/computational multiscale assessment of windstorms impact on the built environment; wind tunnel testing, physical modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer; open-jet testing, hurricane wind simulation; large and full-scale testing, bluff body aerodynamics; tornado and down-burst effects on structures, computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Guirong “Grace” Yan
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Wind hazard mitigation and computational fluid dynamics; Structural health monitoring and condition assessment; Nonlinear system identification and damage detection; Resilient civil space structures and bridges in multi-hazard environments.
Structural dynamics; random vibration, wind engineering; fluid-structure interaction of civil engineering structures; nonlinear cable network dynamics; wind energy and wind-based energy harvesting systems.
Dae Kun Kwon
Research Assistant Professor
Notre Dame University
Wind effects on structures and their applications in codes and standards; Extreme winds and their modeling/simulation: hurricane, thunderstorm/downbursts, tornado; Wind tunnel experiments: bridge/building aerodynamics and wind-resistant design; Evaluation/Mitigation of wind-induced motion on structures; Full-scale measurement and structural health monitoring; Fusion of information technology and wind engineering.
State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Wu’s research addresses the effects of service and extreme winds on the built environment. His interests include hurricane wind and rain hazards, non-synoptic (transient) winds, nonstationary analysis and synthesis, nonlinear aerodynamics, Volterra theory, reduced-order modeling, and computational fluid dynamics.
Texas Tech University
Wind load effects on buildings, bridges and other structures; Reliability analysis and performance-based design of wind-excited structures; Non-synoptic and non-stationary wind effects on structures; Inelastic response of wind-excited structures; Random vibration and structural dynamics.
Dorothy A. Reed
University of Washington
My research interests are in structural and wind engineering, with a focus on the modeling of the physical and functional resilience of civil infrastructure systems subject to hurricanes and winter storms. The models have been derived and calibrated with full scale post event dat.a
University of Florida
Wind engineering structural load paths mitigation of hazards in low-rise structures experimental and numerical modeling of structural behavior forensic engineering and post-hazard damage investigation.
The University of Texas at Austin
Atmospheric inflow turbulence for wind energy generation; Reliability of land-based and offshore wind turbines and wind farms; Fatigue and extreme loads on wind turbines; Downbursts, hurricanes and off-standard atmospheric transient loads on wind turbines.