HANGAN, Horia

Associate Professor
Associate Research Director, Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Lab

P.Eng.
Dipl. Eng. (Politech. Bucharest) 1985
Ph.D. (Western) 1996


Dr. Hangan is a Fluid Mechanics Researcher specializing in fundamental experimental (wind tunnel) and applied numerical (CFD) simulations of high Reynolds number wakes, boundary layers, jets and swirling flows with applications to Wind Engineering.

He uses a synergy of experimental (hot-wire, pressure, LDV measurements) as well as numerical (LES and RANS models) simulations as well as novel analysis techniques (Wavelets, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Pattern Recognition) to explore the macro-scale dynamics of these flows.

Dr. Hangan is an Associate Research Director of the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory leading the Computational Wind Engineering (CWE) direction of the laboratory. This direction has lead to significant applied research and contractual work in areas such as: Wind-driven rain, Atmospheric dispersion and Air Pollution, Indoor air quality, and ventilation studies, Tornado and Downburst simulations.

He is the author of more than 20 Journal publications, 70 Conference Proceedings and approx. 25 Technical Reports on Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering problems.

Dr. Hangan acts as a reviewer for International Journals such as: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, International Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, The Royal Society, UK, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing, etc.

He has been an Invited Professor at Ecole Normale Superieure and Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle, Paris, France as well as invited speaker and lecturer at prestigious institutions in Canada, USA, Europe and Japan.

KEYWORDS: wind engineering, fluid mechanics, turbulence, coherent structures, wavelets, computational fluid dynamics, wakes, boundary layers, jets

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Contact Info

Western Engineering

Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel,
Room number 108
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 88136
Fax: 519-661-3339
E-mail: hmh@blwtl.uwo.ca