Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak, Western University – Hurricane and tornado-proofing the world’s built treasures
Many of the world’s most iconic structures, such as the Freedom Tower in New York City, the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong or the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, had a Canadian professor guiding the extreme wind-proofing necessary for their structural integrity.
Congratulations Kate, your research team is very proud and continue to be role model for women in engineering
Engineering graduate student and Mustangs track and field and cross-country star Kate Current was named one of Canada’s top student-athletes. She was recognized with the Governor General’s Academic All-Canadian Commendation in a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Jan. 26.
Founded and designed by civil engineering professor Alan G. Davenport, BLWTL was built to test structures in realistic wind conditions in a scaled simulation of the earth’s boundary layer (the section of the atmosphere where the velocity of wind increases with height and air is turbulent and variable), extending upward from the Earth’s surface approximately one kilometer.