Engineers On Wheels

Lab & Research Highlights

Wall of Wind

FIU’s Wall of Wind (WOW) is a national experimental facility focused on wind engineering research. The WOW features a 12-fan system and contraction zone capable of producing Category 5 Hurricane-force winds. Researchers study how wind and wind-driven rain impact buildings and structures. Researchers collect mathematical data that provide a 3-dimensional portrait of wind forces on test structures.

The goal of the research is to advance the science of wind engineering. The mission of the WOW is to enhance building codes across the country, so all our communities can be more resilient.