High school students test rooftop models against hurricane force winds in Wall of Wind Challenge

Seven teams of Miami-Dade high school students have designed ways to reduce the impact of hurricane force winds on a flat roof building. WOW 12-Fan ModelOn Wednesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., FIU’s team of researchers from the International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) will judge the student rooftop models as they are hit by winds generated by the 12-Fan Wall of Wind during the 2013 Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge.

The event will take place at the FIU Engineering Center, 10555 West Flagler Street in Miami. Wall of Wind testing of the projects will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; awards ceremony is at 12:30 p.m.

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