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Washington, DC 20590

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Aerodynamics Laboratory Products and Services


The Aerodynamics Laboratory provides the following products and services


(1)Short- and long-term monitoring of structural behavior

(2)Short- and long-term monitoring of site wind conditions

(3)Wind tunnel experimental investigations of new and proposed bridge designs

(4)Review of external experimental programs and results

(5)Design and deployment of automated remote instrumentation systems

(6)Evaluation of bridge aerodynamic performance problems and design of retrofits

(7)Static, dynamic, and aerodynamic analysis of long-span bridge structures

(8)Study of flow and structure interaction

(9)Publication of staff research reports, journal articles, and conference papers

(10)Software development for aerodynamic analysis

(11)Software development for flow simulation

(12)Software development for the study of aerodynamically induced structural response

(13)Investigation of stay cable dynamic properties

(14)Design certifications

(15)Recommended design modifications or retrofits

(16)Laboratory data for design, including - aerodynamic force coefficients, flutter derivatives, etc

(17)Recommended design specifications

(18)Extensive laboratory and field data archives

(19)Design of stay cable damping systems

(20)Continued contribution to the state of the art in wind engineering, bridge engineering, aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics and experimental methods


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