2017 NSF NHERI Wall of Wind
Experimental Facility Workshop

June 15-16, 2017

The NHERI Wall of Wind (WOW) Experimental Facility (EF) will be hosting a one and a half day user workshop at Florida International University. The focus of the workshop is to:

  1. Provide researchers with information on the capabilities of the NHERI WOW EF for advanced natural hazard engineering research
  2. Detail the three main types of tests (aerodynamic/aeroelastic, destructive and wind-driven rain) conducted at the NHERI WOW EF and the required preparation for performing multi-scale tests
  3. Discuss recent advancements in experimental and numerical research in natural hazard mitigation
  4. Provide a platform for research collaboration and idea exchange between workshop participants
  5. Explore opportunities to utilize the NHERI WOW EF

This onsite workshop will provide faculty members with valuable information about the resources available at the NHERI WOW EF, services provided by the EF staff to the users of the facility and how to increase their success rate in obtaining NSF funding for natural hazards mitigation research. Also, the workshop will include a tour of the facility, live test demonstration and two keynote talks by the experts of the field. The first talk, presented by Dr. Ahsan Kareem, will target the “Role of NHERI EFs and SimCenter in Developing and Validating Computational and Numerical Modeling Techniques” and the second talk, presented by Dr. Peter Irwin, will discuss the “Role of the NHERI WOW EF in Advancing Fundamental and Multidisciplinary Research on Natural Hazards Mitigation.”

Participation will be limited and priority will be given to faculty planning to submit or participate in the development of NSF proposals to use the NHERI WOW EF. Limited financial support for travel is available and will be awarded in order of registration. Participants requesting travel funds will be reimbursed for actual expenses up to a maximum of $600 per participant.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2017 NSF NHERI Wall of Wind Experimental Facility User Workshop.

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Please contact Maryam Refan (mrefan@fiu.edu), the Site Operations Manager for the Wall of Wind EF, with any questions regarding this workshop.

Accommodation: A block of rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard Miami at Dolphin Mall for the workshop participants. Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate and that the group rate discount applies to reservations made no later than May 24, 2017.

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