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The FIU Wall of Wind Featured in the News

Published on December 6, 2019

 

Wind engineer and HERI researcher Ioannis Zisis discusses the capabilities of the WOW.

Fox Channel 61 news recently aired a feature story about Florida International University’s Wall of Wind. The November 2019 story showcases the powerful fan capable of simulating category 5 hurricanes and explains how testing at the facility helps protect vulnerable buildings from wind damage — including advancing building codes. Fox news meteorologist Dan Amarante interviews NHERI researcher and wind engineer Ioannis Zisis, co-director of the Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research at FIU, and Eric Salna, meteorologist and associate director of the lab.

Link: https://fox61.com/2019/11/22/wall-of-wind-simulates-category-5-hurricanes-benefiting-vulnerable-homes/