The Wall of Wind at Florida International University’s wind
research lab can simulate up to a Category 5 hurricane to test
building materials and techniques.
The entire facility covers 74,200 sq. ft. to provide room for construction of test
structures, staff offices, control room, test viewing room and secure space around
the building to prevent wind and debris from affecting other buildings.
Wall of Wind
STUDYING THE EFFECT OF HURRICANE WINDS LEADS TO IMPROVED
BY SHERYL S. JACKSON
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2013