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Publications

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Referred Journal Publications

  1. Aboshosha, H., Bitsuamlak, G.T and El Damatty, A. “Turbulence characterization of downbursts using LES”, Accepted for publication Journal of Wind Eng. & Industrial Aerodynamics.

  2. Fu, T.C., Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T, Baheru, T. “Wind field and pressure validation for an open-jet testing facility”, Accepted for publication by Wind & Structures.

  3. Baheru, T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Jean -Paul Pinelli, Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Distribution of wind-driven rain deposition on low-rise buildings: Direct impinging raindrops versus surface runoff” Accepted for publication by Journal of Wind Eng. & Industrial Aerodynamics.

  4. Abdi, D. and Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2014. “Wind flow simulations on idealized and real complex terrain using various turbulence models”, Advances in Engineering Software, 75, 30–41.

  5. Li. R., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G., Gurley, K. 2014. "Wind Effects on Roofs With High-Profile Tiles: An Experimental Study." ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000156 , B4014002.

  6.  Abdi, D. and Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Numerical evaluation of the effect of multiple roughness changes”, Accepted for publication by Wind and Structures

  7. Warsido, W., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Barrata, J. “Influence of spacing parameters on the wind loading of solar array”, Accepted for publication by Journal of Fluids and Structure.

  8. Fu, T-C., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G., Baheru, T. "Partial turbulence simulation and aerodynamic pressures validation for an open-jet testing facility." Accepted for publication by Wind and Structures.

  9. Dagnew, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Computational evaluation of wind loads on standard tall building using a large eddy simulation”, Accepted for publication by Wind & Structures.

  10. Baheru, T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Masters, F.J., Tokay, A. 2014. “Simulation of Wind-Driven Rain Associated with Tropical Storms and Hurricanes using the 12-fan Wall of Wind”, Building and Environment, 76, 18–29.

  11. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2014. "Wind-Induced pressures on solar panels mounted on residential homes", Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 20(1), 04013003

  12. Warsido, W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2013. “A dual aerodynamic data analysis framework for tall buildings”, Journal of Wind Engineering, 10(2), 18-40.

  13. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2013. “Aerodynamics of ground-mounted solar panels: test model scale effects”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 123, 250-260.

  14. Aly, M.A., Fossati, F., Bitsuamlak, G.T, Franchi, A., Crespi, P., Longariniand, N. and Gan Chowdhury. 2013. “Estimation of wind load on trees for a vegetated building envelope: a multi-scale experimental study”, Wind and Structures, 17(1), 69-85.

  15. Dagnew, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2013. “Computational evaluation of wind loads on buildings: A review”, Wind and Structures, 16(6), 629-660.

  16. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Suksawang, N., Gan Chowdhury, A., Feuze Lekem, S. 2013. “Ridge and field tile aerodynamics for a low-rise building: a full-scale study”, Wind & Structures, 16(4) 301-322.

  17. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., A., Gan Chowdhury, A. 2012. “Large-scale measurements of wind induced internal pressures in low-rise buildings”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE) AE.1943-5568.0000101 (Jul. 16, 2012).

  18. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Aly, A.M. 2013. “Internal pressure in a low rise building with existing envelope openings and sudden breaching”, Wind and Structures, 16(1), 25-46.

  19. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Jiru, T. 2012. “Wind-driven natural ventilation in a low rise building: a Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel study”, Building and Environment, 59, 275-289.

  20. Bitsuamlak, G., Warsido, W., Ledesma, E., Gan Chowdhury, A. 2013. “Aerodynamic mitigation of roof and wall corner suctions by using simple architectural elements”, J. Eng. Mech. 139, SPECIAL ISSUE: Experimental Methods in Damage Detection and Wind Engineering, 396–408.

  21. Aly A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A. 2012. “Full-scale aerodynamic testing of a loose concrete roof paver system”, Engineering Structures, 44, 260–270.

  22. Fu, T.C., Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T, Yeo, D.H., Simiu, E. 2012. “A proposed technique for determining aerodynamic pressures on residential homes”, Wind and Structures, 15 (1), 27-41.

  23. Younes, C., Abi, C., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2012. “Air infiltration in building envelopes: A Review”, Journal of Building Physics, 35 (3), 267-302.

  24. Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., and Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2011. “Wind profile management and blockage assessment for a new 12‐fan WoW facility at FIU”, Wind and Structures, 14 (4), 285-300.

  25. Erwin, J, Gan Chowdhury, Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2011. “Rooftop equipment wind load and mitigation techniques”, Journal of Wind Engineering, 8 (1), 23-42.

  26. Simiu, E., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, Li, R., Dong Hun-Yeo. Tecle, A. 2011. “Testing of residential homes under wind loads”, Natural Hazard Review, ASCE, 12 (4), 166-170.

  27. Mora, R., Bitsuamlak, G.T, Horvat, M., 2011. “Integrated life-cycle design of building enclosures”, Building and Environment, 26, 1469-1479.

  28. Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Fu, T.C., Kawde, P., 2011. “A study on roof vents subjected to simulated hurricane effects”, Natural Hazard Review, ASCE, 12 (4), 158-165.

  29. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Dagnew, A., Gan Chowdhury, A., 2010. “Computational blockage and wind sources proximity assessment for a new full-scale testing facility”, Wind and Structures, 13 (1), 21-36.

  30. Gan Chowdhury, Bitsuamlak, G.T., Simiu, E., 2010. “Aerodynamic, hydro-aerodynamic, and destructive testing”, ICE Structures and Buildings, 163 (2), 137 –147.

  31. Jiru, T.E., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2010. “Computational fluid dynamics applications in predicting natural ventilation performance of buildings: A review”, International Journal of Natural Ventilation, 9 (2), 131-147.

  32. Huang, P., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Liu, R., 2009. “Development of devices and methods for simulation of hurricane winds in a full-scale testing facility”, Wind and Structures, 12 (2), 151-177.

  33. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Sambare, D., 2009. “Development of full-scale testing facility for water intrusion”, Building and Environment, 44 (12), 2430-2441.

  34. Merrick, R., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2009. “Shape effects on the wind-induced response of high-rise buildings”, Journal of Wind Engineering, 6 (2), 1-18.

  35. Gan Chowdhury, A., Huang, P., Bitsuamlak, G., 2008. “Wind flow simulation for mitigating coastal disaster under hurricanes”, Disaster Advances, 1(4), 9-19.

  36. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2007. “Effect of topography on design wind load combined numerical and neural network approach”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 21 (6), 384-392.

  37. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2006. “Effect of upstream hills on design wind load: a computational approach”, Wind and Structures, 9(1), 37-58.

  38. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2004. “Numerical evaluation of turbulent flows over complex terrains: A review”, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 17(4), 135-145.

Contributed/reviewed books or book chapters

  1. Emil Simiu “Design of Buildings for Wind: A Guide for ASCE 7-10 Standard Users and Designers of Special Structures”, Wiley; 2nd edition, 2011. (Contributor and reviewer)

  2. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G., Gan Chowdhury, A. and Erwin J. 2010. “Design and fabrication of a new open- jet electric-fan Wall of Wind facility for coastal research”, ASCE-EMI Special Publication on Coastal Hazards, Editors, W. Huang, K-H. Wang, Q.J. Chen, 137-148.

Conference papers and presentations

  1. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G., Crepel, V. “Wind loads on ground-mounted solar panels: A multi-scale computational and experimental study,” 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 16-20, 2013.

  2. Warsido, P.W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Wind-induced pressure on array of ground and roof mounted solar panels”, Proceedings of the 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 16-20, 2013.

  3. Warsido, P.W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Wind-induced pressure on array of ground and roof mounted solar panels”, Proceedings of the 12th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Seattle, Washington, USA, June 16-20, 2013.

  4. Erwin, J., Chowdhury, A. G., and Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2013. “Full scale and wind tunnel testing of rooftop equipment on a flat roof”, In Advances in Hurricane Eng. @ sLearning from Our Past, 553-560. ASCE.

  5. Baheru, T., Chowdhury, A. G., Bitsuamlak, G., & Tokay, A., 2013. “A Parametric Representation of Wind-Driven Rain in Experimental Setups”, In Advances in Hurricane Eng. @ sLearning from Our Past, 270-282. ASCE.

  6. Dagnew, A.K., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012, “Numerical investigation of residential buildings with complex roof shapes under severe wind”, The 3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 12-14, 2012

  7. Dagnew, A.K., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012. “Large eddy simulation for wind-induced response of tall buildings located in a city center,” 2012 Engineering Mechanics Institute and 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (EMI/PMC 2012), Notre Dame, IN June 17-20, 2012.

  8. Warsido, P.W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012. “Gutter aerodynamics and its effect on near eave roof pressure”, Proceedings of the 3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 12-14, 2012.

  9. Warsido, P.W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012. “Synthesis of wind tunnel and climatological data in design response estimation of tall buildings”, Proceedings of the 3rd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Hyannis, Massachusetts, August 12-14, 2012.

  10. Warsido, P.W., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012. “Estimating peak wind-induced responses of tall buildings”, Proceedings of the Engineering Mechanics Institute & 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Notre Dame, IN.

  11. Abdi, D. and Bitsuamlak. G.T. 2012. “Assessing the effect of boundary conditions on simulating atmospheric boundary layer”, Proceedings of the Engineering Mechanics Institute & 11th ASCE Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Notre Dame, IN.

  12. Aly, A.M., Zasso, A., Franchi, A., Crespi, P., Longarini, N., Gan Chowdhury, A. and Bitsuamlak, G. “Full-scale testing of trees for vegetated roofs,” Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS 12), Seoul, South Korea, August 26-29, 2012.

  13. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2013. “Aerodynamic Loads on Solar Panels” Structures Congress 2013, 1555-1564, 2013. doi: 10.1061/9780784412848.137.

  14. Abdi, D., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2012. “Development of computational tools for large scale wind simulations. Advances in Hurricane Engineering: 1006-1016, doi: 10.1061/ 9780784412626.087.

  15. Aly, A.M. and Bitsuamlak, G. “Aerodynamic pressures on ground mounted solar panels: test model scale effects,” Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS 12), Seoul, South Korea, August 26-29, 2012.

  16. Aly, A.M. and Bitsuamlak, G. “Wind pressures on solar panels mounted on residential homes,” Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS 12), Seoul, South Korea, August 26-29, 2012.

  17. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Chowdhury, A. G. 2012. “Wind Load on ridge and field tiles on a residential building: a full scale study”, Advances in Hurricane Eng.: pp. 506-516, doi: 10.1061/9780784412626.044.

  18. Erwin, J., Bitsuamlak, G., Chowdhury, A., Barkaszi, S., and Gamble, S., 2012. “Full scale and wind tunnel testing of a photovoltaic panel mounted on residential roofs”, Advances in Hurricane Eng.: pp. 471-482. doi: 10.1061/9780784412626.041.

  19. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2012. “Wind pressures on solar panels mounted on residential homes,” Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS 12), Seoul, South Korea, August 26-29, 2012.

  20. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Salna, E., Conklin, W., Erwin, J., Liu, R. 2011. “Reaching out to K-12 students-the next generation of wind engineers while enhancing public’s preparedness”, 13th International Wind Engineering Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2011.

  21. Erwin, J. Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Guerra, C. 2011. “Wind effects on photovoltaic panels mounted on residential roofs”, 13th International Wind Engineering Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2011.

  22. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A. 2011. “Florida International University's Wall of Wind: a tool for the improvement of code provisions and design criteria for hurricane‐ prone regions”, International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM), University of Maryland, Hyattsville, MD, USA.

  23. FU, T.C., Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G., Yeo, D.H. and Simiu, E. “Simplified wind flow and aerodynamic response of residential homes: Laboratory and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations,” 4 International Conference on Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures (EVACES 2011), 3-5 October 2011, Varenna (Lecco), Italy, 2011.

  24. Londono, J., Mooneghi, M.A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2011. “Optimal wind farm turbine placement and selection using genetic algorithm”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI2011), Boston, MA. June 2011.

  25. Fu, T.C., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G., Li, R. and Aly, A.M., “Wall of wind facility: low-rise buildings roof pressure validation,” The EMI 2011 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, June 2-4, 2011.

  26. Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G. and Gan Chowdhury, A. “Florida International University’s wall of wind: a tool for the improvement of code provisions and design criteria for hurricane-prone regions,” Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences, Hyattsville, MD, USA, pp. 352-359, 2011. doi: 10.1061/41170(400)43

  27. Bitsuamlak, G. T., Dagnew, A. K., & Erwin, J., 2010. “Evaluation of wind loads on solar panel modules using CFD”, In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2010), May 2010.

  28. Dagnew A., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2010. “LES evaluation of external wind pressures on a standard tall building with and without a neighboring building”, In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2010), May 2010.

  29. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Simiu, E., 2010. “CFD's potential applications: A wind engineering perspective”, In Proceedings of the 5th Int. Symposium on Computational Wind Eng.  (CWE2010), May 2010.

  30. Jiru, T., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2010. “Advances in Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Natural Ventilation”, The fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering Conference, Chapel hill, NC, May 23-27, 2010

  31. Tecle, A., Jiru, T., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2010. “Computational Evaluation and Validation of Internal and External Pressure for Low-Rise Building”, The fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering Conference, Chapel hill,

  32. Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2010. “Large-scale and high wind speed testing facility for energy infrastructure”, NSF workshop on wind energy turbulence, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, Feb 24-25, 2010.

  33. Aly, A.M., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2010. “Wall of Wind: A new tool for coastal hazard mitigation”, The EMI 2010 Engineering Mechanics Conference at USC, Los Angeles, California, USA, August 8‐11, 2010.

  34. Webb, J.E., Wilcox, D.I, Wasson, K.L., Gulati, S.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2010. “Thin specialty glass for reliable thin film PV modules”, 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Valencia, Spain, 3863 – 3866, September 6-10, 2010.

  35. Webb, J.E., Seung Ho Kim, Wilcox, D.I., Wasson, K.L., Gulati, S.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2010. “Thin specialty glass for reliable thin film PV modules”, Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2010 35th IEEE, 789 - 793, June 20-25, 2010.

  36. Mora, R., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Horvat, M., 2010. “Life-cycle performance framework for building sustainability: Integration beyond building science”, 1st International High Performance Buildings Conference, Lafayette, IN, USA, July 12-15, 2010.

  37. Fu, T.C., Aly, A.M., Bitsuamlak, G.T, Gan Chowdhury, A., Simiu, E. “Flow simulation in 12‐fan Wall of Wind testing facility”, The 2nd American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop (2AAWE), Marco Island, Florida, USA, August 18‐20, 2010.

  38. Tecle, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A., 2010. “Wind induced internal pressure measurements in large-scale low-rise building models”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies ICBEST 2010, Vancouver, Canada, June 27-30, 2010.

  39. Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Kawade, P., Fu, T.C., Tecle, T.  2010. “Water intrusion study through roof and wall vents”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies ICBEST 2010, Vancouver, Canada, June 27-30, 2010.

  40. Gan Chowdhury, A., Aly, A.M. and Bitsuamlak, G. “Full- and large-scale testing to promote wind disaster mitigation,” The Fifth US-Japan (UJNR) Workshop on Wind Engineering, Chicago, USA, July 26-28, 2010.

  41. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Computational evaluation of wind load on buildings, CMMI research and innovation conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 22-24, 2009.

  42. Abdi, D., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Levine, S. “Application of an Artificial Neural Network Model for Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Profile Development”, 11th American Conference of Wind Engineering, Puerto Rico, June 22-26, 2009.

  43. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Dagnew, A. 2009. “Computational evaluation of wind pressures on tall buildings”, 11th American Conference of Wind Engineering, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 22-26, 2009.

  44. Warsido, W., Merrick, M., Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2009. “Dynamic optimization for the wind-induced response of a tall building”, 11th American Conference of Wind Engineering, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 22-26, 2009.

  45. Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Simiu, E. 2009. “Wall of Wind: Full-scale hurricane wind and wind driven rain testing facility”, 11th American Conference of Wind Engineering, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 22-26, 2009.

  46. Sambare, D., Khan, H., Tecle, A. and Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2008. “Assessing Effectiveness of Roof Secondary Water Barriers,” Proceedings of the 1st Workshop of the American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE), Vail, Colorado, USA, (CD-ROM), (2008).

  47. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Gan Chowdhury, A., Dagnew, A. “Computational blockage assessment for a new full-scale testing facility”, 4th International Conference, Advances on Wind and Structures (AWAS08), Jeju, Korea.

  48. Merrick, R., and Bitsuamlak, G.T. 2008. "Control of flow around a circular cylinder by the use of surface roughness", 4th International Conference”, Advances on Wind and Structures (AWAS08), Jeju, Korea.

  49. Huang, P., Liu, R., Gan Chowdhury, A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Erwin, J., Ahmed, S.S. 2008. “Turbulence Simulation of Small-Scale Wall of Wind Flows”, 4th International Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures (AWAS08), Jeju, Korea.

  50. Leatherman, S., Robertson, C., Simiu, E., Chowdhury, G., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Huang, P. 2008. “Full-Scale Destructive Testing of Houses to Hurricane-Force Wind and Rain”, Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference, Oahu, Hawaii, April 13-16, 2008.

  51. Azhar, M., Saleem, Bitsuamlak, G.T., 2007. “Comparison of wind induced response based on two major International building codes”, Int.  Conf. on Advances In Cement Based Materials and Applications in Civil Infrastructure- (ACBM-ACI), Lahore-Pakistan, Dec. 12-14, 2007.

  52. Browne, M., McKinnon, R., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Kumar, S.K., 2007. “Geometric scale effects in wind tunnel testing of porous screens”, 12th international Conference on Industrial Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering, Carins, Australia.

  53. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2005. “Numerical evaluation of wind flow over complex Terrain using an object-oriented approach”, 33rd Annual General Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, Canada.

  54. Bitsuamlak, G.T. “Application of computational wind engineering: A practical perspective”, Third National Conference in wind Engineering, January 2006.

  55. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2004. “Numerical evaluation of wind flow over different types of topography”, ASCE Structures Congress, Nashville.

  56. Garabedian, A., Dagnew, M., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Bandari, N., Veillette, S., Fung, K.B., Fedosejevs, G., Latifovic, R., Park, W., Teillet, P.M. “Artificial Intelligence Analysis and Comparison of Integrated Remote and In-Situ Sensing Measurements of Air Temperature”, 25th Canadian Remote Sensing Symposium, Montreal, Canada, October 14-17, 2003.

  57. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C., 2003. “Numerical evaluation and neural net predictions of wind loads on buildings with upstream complex terrain”, 11th international Conference on Industrial Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering, Texas, June 2003.

  58. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C., 2003. “Effects of topography on the design wind loads for buildings: a computational approach”, XXXIth World Congress, International Association for Housing Science, Montreal, Canada, June 2003.

  59. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2002. “Neural network predictions of wind flow over complex terrain”, 4th Structural Specialty Conference of the CSCE, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  60. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2001. “Numerical simulation of wind flow over mountain-valley system”, ASCE Structures Congress, Washington DC.

  61. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Stathopoulos, T., Bédard, C. 2000. ”Progress on numerical simulation of wind loads on buildings”, 8th annual conference of the CFD society of Canada (CFD2K), Montreal.

  62. Bitsuamlak, G.T., Godbole, P.N. 1999. ”Application of cascade correlation neural network for determination of wind pressure distribution in buildings”, 10th International Conference on Industrial Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering, 1491-1497, Denmark.

Research project reports

  1. Application Guide for Wind Speed-up Factors, Progress report submitted to CEATI (Center for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation), Montreal, QC.

  2. Multi-scale computational evaluation of wind loads on buildings, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA. Feb. 2012.

  3. Development of new aerodynamic database and mitigation techniques for roof top equipment and roof- and ground-mounted solar panel arrays, International Hurricane Research Centre at Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. July 2011

  4. Wind pressure coefficient evaluation for overhanging roof edges, Submitted to Florida Department of Emergency Management, Tampa, FL, USA. July 2011.

  5. Exploratory full-scale Wausau tile lock-down system wind pressure study, Wausau Tile Inc., Wausau, Wisconsin. September 2010.

  6. Noise barrier wall effect assessment on the 6-fan WoW, International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. June 2009.

  7. Wind pressure and resistance evaluation for Hip and Ridge tiles and attachments, Submitted to Florida Department of Emergency Management, Tampa, Florida, USA. August 2010.

  8. Computational evaluation of wind loads on roofs, Florida International University, Office of Sponsored Research, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA. August 2010.

  9. Full-scale measurement of internal and external pressure for low-rise building, Submitted to Florida Department of Emergency Management, September 2009.

  10. Aerodynamic mitigation of roof/soffit/wall corner suctions, Submitted to Florida Department of Emergency Management, Tampa, FL, USA. August 2008.

  11. Assessing effectiveness of roof secondary water barriers, Submitted to Florida Department of Emergency Management, Tampa, FL, USA. August 2008.

  12. Artificial intelligence system for detection of spacecraft anomalies from satellite telemetry data points. Canadian Space Agency, Contract No: 9F028-2-4309, 31st March 2003.

  13. Natural hazards response using data mining techniques in geospatial standards based environment, Natural Resources Canada, Contract Serial: NRCan-01-0867, File No: 23413-01-C6090, February 2002

  14. Application of data mining based on artificial intelligence techniques to snow depth datasets, Environment Canada, Contract No: KM040-2-3090, September 2002

  15. Artificial intelligence analysis and comparison of integrated remote sensing and in-situ measurements for air temperature, Submitted to Natural Resources Canada, Canada Center for Remote Sensing, Contract No: 23413-02F339/001/SQ, 2002