Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute (WindEEE RI)
Based at Western University, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute (WindEEE RI) enables wind-related research and industry-academic partnership opportunities stemming from the wide range of unique capabilities at the WindEEE Research Facility. It was established in 2011 as a clear recognition of novel opportunities in wind research related to the emergence of the world’s first three-dimensional testing chamber, the WindEEE Dome, and the potential to promote innovative research and extensive collaborations nationally and internationally.
WindEEE RI’s areas of research target the three EEE’s: wind Engineering, Energy and Environment. Main topics include impact of non-synoptic wind systems (such as tornadoes and downbursts) on buildings and structures, optimization of wind farms and wind turbines, physical modelling of flow over rough surfaces, urban canopies, complex topography and forestry, outdoor and indoor air quality, and wind-driven rain and snow. Also, ancillary research is conducted on risk analysis and models, power grid operations, policy, economics, and decision-making models.
Collaborations focus on but are not limited to insurance, wind and solar energy, electric transmission/distribution, and construction materials industries.
WindEEE Research Institute
2535 Advanced Avenue
Areas of Expertise
Impacts of extreme wind systems (such as tornadoes and hurricanes) on the built-environment
Renewable energy (such as wind and solar) resource assessment and technology development
Physical modelling of complex flow over urban canopies, topography and forestry
Outdoor and indoor air quality and thermal comfort
Wind-driven-rain, -snow and -debris; fire and smoke propagation
Facility Access & Testing
Published: September 20, 2021