2018 Joint Wall of Wind and Lehigh
Experimental Facility User Workshop

December 6-7, 2018 | Miami, Florida

The FIU NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) and the Lehigh Real-Time Multi-Directional Testing EF will be hosting a one-and-a-half day user workshop at Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL.

The focus of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF and Lehigh EF for advanced natural hazard engineering research. A WOW EF tour and demo will be included.
  2. Explore opportunities to use the NHERI EFs for unsolicited, CAREER, SBIR, and other types of NSF proposals -- one session will be dedicated to “Preparing Competitive NSF Proposals (including CAREER Proposals).”
  3. Describe cross-disciplinary opportunities to leverage the use of hybrid simulation technologies in wind testing and to perform large- and full-scale experiments using the NHERI WOW and Lehigh EFs and available tools in both EFs.
  4. Provide one-on-one sessions between EFs’ team members and workshop participants to discuss research ideas and experimentation plans for NSF proposals.
  5. Discuss the Science Plan focusing on key research areas emerging in natural hazard engineering.
  6. Provide a platform for collaboration to facilitate multi-disciplinary, multi-hazards research.

This onsite workshop will provide participants with valuable information about the resources and services available at the NHERI WOW and Lehigh EFs, and how to better engage the EFs for obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation research and other basic science research. Also, the workshop will include a tour of the NHERI WOW EF and a demonstration of the two EFs’ capabilities. Financial support for travel will be limited and priority will be given to faculty planning to submit NSF proposals that intend to use the NHERI WOW and/or Lehigh EFs. Financial support for attending the workshop will be awarded in order of registration (hotel and flight arrangements will be managed by FIU up to $850 per individual). We look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming workshop. Please register using the form on this page.


If you have any questions, contact Ms. Carolyn Robertson (WOW) at crober@fiu.edu.

Workshop Registration