Wall of Wind

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Wall of Wind (WoW) is a large scale wind engineering testing facility at Florida International University.[1][2]

In addition to aerodynamic test at large-scale and high wind speeds, the facility will allow for wind-driven rain testing of building envelope as well as destructive testing of low-rise test buildings constructed with actual materials.[3] WoW testing will advance knowledge in the field of wind engineering for coastal hazard mitigation and enable the development of more effective design criteria, engineering solutions, and products helping to reduce risks associated with the use of conventional design provisions.


  1. ^ ALY, Aly Mousaad; Arindam Gan Chowdhury; Girma Bitsuamlak (2011). "Wind profile management and blockage assessment for a new 12-fan Wall of Wind facility at FIU". Wind and Structures, An International Journal. 14 (4): 285–300.
  2. ^ ALY, Aly Mousaad; Girma Bitsuamlak; Arindam Gan Chowdhury (2011). "Florida International University's Wall of Wind: A Tool for Improving Construction Materials and Methods for Hurricane-Prone Regions". Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management.
  3. ^ Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G. “Wall of wind: a new tool for coastal hazards mitigation,” The EMI 2010 Engineering Mechanics Conference at USC, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 8–11, 2010.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Wall of Wind at FIU.
  • [2] ASCE Publications