Dr. Arindam Gan Chowdhury
Director, Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research (LWER) International Hurricane Research Center
10555 W. Flagler Street, EC 3604
Wind Engineering; Wind-Structure Interaction; Aerodynamic/Aeroelastic Phenomena; Wind-Tunnel and Full-Scale Testing; Hurricane Simulation, Testing and Damage Mitigation:
Dr. Chowdhury’s prior research at Iowa State University (ISU) focused on flutter instability, an aeroelastic self-excited oscillation that can occur mainly in suspension or cable-stayed long-span bridges. His research has important potential applications in the development of future elements of the national transportation infrastructure.
Dr. Chowdhury’s current research at Florida International University (FIU) is enabling innovative testing of full-scale structures fully engulfed in properly simulated hurricane flows, leading to performance-based design for hurricanes through direct correlation of wind speed with performance and damage levels. Dr. Chowdhury’s current projects, funded by federal and state agencies and by private industry, is creating a sound scientific basis for developing risk-based and performance-based design criteria, and contribute to the attainment of a national objective: achieving more sustainable coastal communities.
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