CeFPaC members recently attended the 4th American Association of Wind Engineering Workshop in Florida on August 14-16, 2016. Graduate students: Dan Lander and Daniel Moore, co-advised by Professor Michael Amitay and Professor Chris Letchford, attended.
The 4th AAWE workshop addressed ongoing research in several fields regarding wind engineering including hurricane destruction patterns, tornado modeling, and downburst simulations. A tour of the Wall of Wind (WOW) facility at Florida International University demonstrated some newly established full scale measurement capabilities. Presentations consisted mostly of graduate students and encouraged formal and informal dialogue about engineering problems. The three day, single session event took place in Coconut Grove, just outside of downtown Miami.
Daniel Moore presented a paper discussing some questions gained from past wind tunnel experiments at CeFPaC and the use of mixing layer stability analysis as a tool for future work regarding separated shear layers from bluff bodies.
Dan Lander presented PIV data and addressed the recirculation area on the 2D square prism, pin-pointing the interaction between vorticity emanating from the windward face as it interacts with vorticity from the leeward face.
The American Association of Wind Engineering website is located at: http://www.aawe.org/.