Development of a CFD based numerical approach in predicting wind loads on structures


The purpose of this research is to identify alternative approaches to traditional wind tunnel based design procedure and improve the current design standards.


Dr Damith Mohotti

Research Location

Civil Engineering

Program Type



This project will carry out fundamental and applied research in the field of wind engineering and structural dynamics.  The research will comprise laboratory experiments as well as advanced computer simulations. The final goal is to develop a computational framework based on the Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) and Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) to simulate wind flow around the buildings and obtaining building motion data. 

Additional Information

Applications are invited for researchers interested in joining a world-leading research group within the School of Civil engineering and pursuing further studies in the field of structural Engineering and Wind Engineering. Background in civil/structural engineering, fluid mechanics, applied mathematics, numerical methods and/or programming skills will be very useful. It is expected a strong commitment to academic research in the proposed field and the capacity to create and develop original approaches to tackle open questions.   Interested researchers are encouraged to get in touch with Dr. Damith Mohotti as soon as possible.

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Tall buildings, Wind Engineering, Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD), Fluid-structure interaction (FSI)

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2160

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