主题：Wind speed estimation from observed damage in tornadoes
主持人：Professor G.A. Kopp
摘要：Dr. Kopp’s expertise and research projects relate to mitigating damage to structures during extreme wind storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Details include model-scale wind tunnel and full-scale component test methods, field surveys of damage caused by tornadoes, building aerodynamics, wind effects on building component and cladding systems, tornado and thunderstorm winds, wind loads on solar arrays, the role of turbulence on wind loads, wind-borne debris, and turbulent shear flows.Dr. Kopp is currently Chair of the ASCE Wind Engineering Division Executive Committee, Chair of the ASCE 49 Standards Committee on Wind Tunnel Testing of Buildings and Other Structures, Chair of the IAWE Working Group on the International EF-Scale, a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Wind Engineers, Past-President of the American Association for Wind Engineering, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics.
个人介绍：Professor G.A. Kopp received a B.Sc.M.E. from the University of Manitoba in 1989, a M.Eng. from McMaster University in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario and a Senior Research Engineer at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory in 1997. Dr. Kopp held a Canada Research Chair in Wind Engineering from 2001-2011. He was promoted to Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in July 2007. In January 2015 he was appointed Associate Dean (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) in the Faculty of Engineering at Western.