Anant is a PhD Candidate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, specializing in Wind Engineering. His research is primarily focussed on vortical flow simulation using Computational Fluid Dynamics. He utilizes Large Eddy Simulations enabled by SHARCNET and experiments at the WindEEE Dome to study the tornado wind-field and its impact on the built environment.
List of publications
 Gairola, A, and Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Numerical tornado modeling for common interpretation of experimental simulators.” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 186 (2019): 32-48.
 Bezabeh, M. A., Gairola, A., Bitsuamlak, G. T., Popovski, M., & Tesfamariam, S. “Structural performance of multi-story mass-timber buildings under tornado-like wind field.” Engineering Structures 177 (2018): 519-539.
 Elshaer, A., Gairola, A., Adamek, K., & Bitsuamlak, G.T. Variations in wind load on tall buildings due to urban development. Sustainable cities and society, 34 (2017): 264-277.
 Gairola, Anant, and Girma Bitsuamlak, “On the application of a generic numerical tornado model to evaluate wind loads on structures”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) (June 13-16, 2018), Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada
 Bezabeh, Matiyas A., Anant Gairola, Girma Bitsuamlak, Solomon Tesfamariam, and Marjan Popovski. “On the lateral stability of multi-story mass-timber buildings subjected to tornado-like wind field”, World Conference on Timber Engineering (August 20-23, 2018), Seoul, Republic of South Korea
Conference abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations
 “Hindcasting the damage of the Ottawa-Gatineau tornado outbreak of September 2018: A computational fluid and structural mechanics approach”, Tornado Hazard Wind Assessment and Reduction Symposium (THWARTS-2019). October 14-15, 2019 at the University of Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
 “Hindcasting the damage of the Ottawa-Gatineau tornado outbreak of September 2018: a coupled CFD and FEA computational approach”, CSCE 2019 – Structural Engineering, June 11-15, 2019 at Laval, QC, Canada.
 “Generic numerical tornado model: development and application to wind load evaluation”, The 7th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering 2018. June 18-22, 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea
 “A simplified generic numerical tornado model for common interpretation of experimental simulators”, Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference 2018. May 29-June 01, 2018 at MIT, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
 “A numerical tornado model unifying the existing experimental tornado simulators”, 14th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) 2017. July 17-20, 2017 at Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) (2020-2021, during PhD), ($15,000)
 The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarships in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST) (2019-2020, during PhD), ($15,000)
 Alan G. Davenport Memorial Scholarship (2019, during PhD), Civil and Environmental Engineering Department ($2000)
 Winner (1st place) of the graduate student civil seminar presentation competition for the academic year 2018-19 (during PhD)